Subject: black and white butterfly
July 23, 2012 8:34 pm
Hi! A friend in Colorado sent me this pic for id. I think it is a butterfly, although it is difficult to see the antennae. It could be a moth. Do you know what this is? Also, is the beetle a blister beetle? Thanks!
This diurnal Tiger Moth, Gnophaela vermiculata, is commonly called a Police Car Moth. According to BugGuide its habitat is: “Typically foothills, mountain ranges, mid-elevations.” There is not enough detail to identify the beetle, but it doesn’t appear to be a Blister Beetle.
Ed. Note: July 25, 2012
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