Subject: Mexican Tiger Moth in New Hampshire?
Location: Meredith, NH
July 8, 2012 11:38 am
Hi, are Mexican Tiger Moths normally in New Hampshire?
Signature: …found by Emma in Meredith, NH
Though this is a Tiger Moth, it is not a Mexican Tiger Moth which is only reported on BugGuide from the southwest. BugGuide has a nice representation of Tiger Moths and there are several genera that look very similar, including Apantesis, Grammia and Notarctia which is where the Mexican Tiger Moth is classified. Exact species identification might not be possible without an examination of the specimen, but we would guess that this is most likely a Tiger Moth in the genus Grammia, If you are interested in learning more about your local moths, you should see if there is a National Moth Week event in your vicinity.