Is this a tiger moth?
November 6, 2009
My friends and I discovered this beautifully colored moth on a handrail outside of my school. We couldn’t find anything quite like this bug on the internet. My school is located next to a nature reserve if that helps any.
You are correct in speculating that this is a Tiger Moth in the family Arctiidae. More specifically, it is an Echo Moth, Seirarctia echo, a species known from Florida and a few nearby states. This is the first image we have received of an adult moth, though we have received a few caterpillar images in the past. BugGuide has only one photo of an adult Echo Moth, but more may be viewed on the Wild FLorida Photo site.