Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 551660

Garden Tiger Moth or Great Tiger Moth
Arctia caja

Observation date: August 13, 2011
Submitted by: josh51
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: There was two both each picture is of a different one. They were both on a sunflower plant in my neighbor's garden.They just sat there and I put them in the jar. They were calm then started to freak out i took the pictures and let them go. It is summer and it is the evening.
Status: Resident
Verified by: kellyrichers
Verified date: August 22, 2011
Coordinator notes: This is as far south as this northern moth gets in CA. Kelly
Checklist region(s): Humboldt County, Nevada, United States