Virginian Tiger Moth
August 26, 2002
These snowy arctiids are common throughout the summer. They are very docile in the morning - slow to take flight when disturbed.
My wife Betsy is lifting the wings with a
twig to show the interesting pattern on
the abdomen. This is present in a variety of colors and shapes in many of the Tiger Moths. For a comparison of the similar-looking Agreeable Tiger Moth, go here, and for the Fall Webworm - here.