Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 856501

Vestal Tiger Moth
Spilosoma vestalis

Observation date: May 16, 2013
Submitted by: TigerMothChild
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Warmish spring evening before the bluejays come out. They have been hanging out on my porch, close to the light. Very still. I have not observed them in flight.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Josiah Gilbert
Verified date: October 02, 2013
Coordinator notes: Agreeable Tiger Moths live in the more eastern states. This is the closely related species Vestal Tiger Moth (Spilosoma vestalis).
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Sonoma County