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What kind of moth is this?? VERY PRETTY!
Location: Ramona, CA
October 21, 2011 4:10 pm
This moth got into my house a few nights ago(10/17/2011) in Ramona, CA. I came inside and found it on my lamp shade. Took a picture and let him go. Could you tell me what it is? I’ve been looking for something like it online and haven’t had any luck. It’s a very beautiful creature!
Thanks!
Signature: ~Mrs. D

Painted Tiger Moth

Dear Mrs. D,
Your moth is
Arachnis picta, commonly called a Painted Tiger Moth.

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