Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 719346

Virgin Tiger Moth
Apantesis virgo

Observation date: June 21, 2012
Submitted by: Shadymoe
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: These pictures were taken with a very cheap phone. My apologies. I believe it was dying as it was having much difficulty keeping upright.I had never seen one before.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: May 30, 2021
Coordinator notes: Photos are blurry but the FW pattern and HW coloration are a good match with A. virgo. Note - Apantesis virgo (Linnaeus, 1758) was formerly in the genus Grammia, Systematic Entomology: 41(4): 844-853. See MPG: http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/species.php?hodges=8197 JRains
Checklist region(s): Franklin County, New York, United States