Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 745090

Painted Tiger Moth
Arachnis picta

Observation date: September 24, 2012
Submitted by: Lannebee
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Found at night on doormat; the water was clear and 50-60 degrees F. She had a broken leg, and was fluttering around a bit on the ground. Appeared to be pregnant- had a very large abdomen with striking red orange stripes. Set up a terrarium for her, she hatched eggs about a week later. I would like to try to raise the eggs- that's why I want to identify the species.
Status: Resident
Verified by: J_Martineau
Verified date: August 29, 2013
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Santa Cruz County