Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 706124

Vestal Tiger Moth
Spilosoma vestalis

Observation date: April 23, 2012
Submitted by: madelinemommy
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This moth has been on our front door (day and night) for several days now. Weather has varied from sunny 65 deg F to rainy 50 deg-F. At one point the moth opened his wings and it appeared to have black/white back legs and red on its front legs. This morning we found a second white moth on the door jam. The photo of the second would not come out since the door jam is white, too.
Status: Resident
Verified by: kellyrichers
Verified date: April 30, 2012
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Alameda County