Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 776227

Ranchman's Tiger Moth
Platyprepia virginalis

Observation date: April 17, 2013
Submitted by: PDunwiddie
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: These caterpillars were extremely abundant on grasses and sedges in a wet meadow. They occurred both singly and in groups of 2-3, in densities of 6 or so per square meter.
Status: Resident
Verified by: davidwdroppers
Verified date: April 18, 2013
Coordinator notes: I found my first this year too. I think they're having a boom year. Look in July for the adults.
Checklist region(s): United States, Washington, Clark County