Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 930329

Painted Tiger Moth
Arachnis picta

Observation date: September 19, 2013
Submitted by: ReginaAelise
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Moth was clinging to a portion of dead vine along a fence line. Moth allowed some handling (to obtain photos) before retreating to a nearby California Live Oak tree. When in flight, pink underwings were clearly visible.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Josiah Gilbert
Verified date: September 19, 2013
Coordinator notes: Your identification is correct. Good job! This is one of my favorite tiger moth species.
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Santa Cruz County