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Great Tiger Moth
Location: Bonney Lake, WA
August 3, 2011 3:13 pm
Hello WTB,
Last week I sent you pictures of a Blinded Sphinx Moth I found. Today to my delight my mom spotted this gorgeous beauty on the side of our house. Like the Sphinx, this moth seemed comfortable sitting in my hand and I got a few good pictures that I thought you might enjoy! I only found one other on your site, so here’s more for your collection.
Signature: Amy

Great Tiger Moth

Hi Amy,
Though we actually have multiple images of Great Tiger Moths,
Arctia caja,  buried in our archives, we always love posting high quality new images.  The Great Tiger Moth is found in Eurasia as well as North America.  Like many other Tiger Moths, the Great Tiger Moth does not feed as an adult.

Great Tiger Moth

 

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Washington

2 Responses to Great Tiger Moth

  1. Mary Jean says:

    I have seen 4 great tiger moths on my deck under light in central Maine. I have researched the web for ID, I am sure that they are the Great Tiger Moth. Has anyone else seen these in Maine?

    • bugman says:

      We cannot easily tell without searching our archives if we have ever received a Great Tiger Moth from Maine. Bugguide has a nice feature for sighting data, and though they do not have any reports from Maine, they do have reports from surrounding areas.

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