Yellow and Black Moth
June 30, 2010
I noticed this moth sitting on a rose bush during the day. Thought it had a different pattern, Could it be a Tiger Moth? Or possibly a slightly different version.
Nova Scotia. Canada
Your moth is indeed a Tiger Moth, and it is in the genus Haploa which included the Clymene Moth. We suspect it is the highly variable Leconte’s Haploa Moth, Haploa lecontei. One photo on BugGuide has markings nearly identical to your specimen, and the information page on BugGuide indicates that there is much variation between individuals.