Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 609131

Ranchman's Tiger Moth
Platyprepia virginalis

Observation date: August 24, 2011
Submitted by: Dale Ball
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: It was on a willow shrub in a willow and cottonwood wetland area on the South Boulder Creek West Trail. I saw only the one. Near 90 degrees and partly cloudy.
Status: Resident
Verified by: charleseharp
Verified date: August 29, 2011
Coordinator notes: Caterpillars are easily reared on fresh dandelion leaves and emerge after 3-4 weeks of pupation.
Checklist region(s): Boulder County, Colorado, United States