ID of Moth
Location: Santa Margarita California
October 4, 2010 10:00 pm
I have taken some pictures of a most beautiful Moth only I can’t seem to find out what kind it is. If you could please take a look at the attached photos in an effort to ID this moth I would greatly appreciate it.
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Signature: the bug man
Dear the bug man,
This lovely moth is the Painted Tiger Moth, Arachnis picta, a species reported on BugGuide only from California. We have adults come to our porch light each year at our Mt Washington, Los Angeles offices, and often the females lay egg clusters on the walls near the front door. The caterpillars are known as Woolly Bears and they are general feeders.