Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 548449

Garden Tiger Moth or Great Tiger Moth
Arctia caja

Observation date: August 04, 2008
Submitted by: shaed
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This moth was just under our entry door step one August weekend morning. He stayed for a while, perhaps he had just emerged. When he was disturbed accidentally he opened wings as if to fly away but did not. The bottom wings had beautiful metallic dark blue spots on soft orange and in fact he was quite colourful despite the camouflage top wings. I've never seen one since unfortunately.
Status: Resident
Verified by: anthony.thomas
Verified date: July 28, 2011
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Ontario, Canada