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what kind of moth is this?
Tue, Oct 7, 2008 at 12:15 PM
Hi,
I was walking up stairs to my apartment, and I noticed this beautiful moth in front of my doorstep. I have lived in southern California all my life and have been living in the desert city of Lancaster for about a year, and I have never seen a moth like this. It’s about an inch long and has a black abdomen with red stripe going down along the dorsal surface and a white stripe on the underbelly. Can you help me out?
Thank you, Allyson
Lancaster, CA

Mexican Tiger Moth

Mexican Tiger Moth

Hi Allyson,
We believe this is a Mexican Tiger Moth, Notarctia proxima.  Several of the images on BugGuide show the pretty red underwings.

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