Subject: weird moth
Location: Athol, Massachusetts
July 11, 2012 7:34 pm
found this moth today in my yard. I’ve lived here for 30+ yrs and never saw one this color before. I found one on the web that identifid it as a Mexican Tiger Moth and they’re from the west but Im in Massachusetts so now Im confused. Mabey you can help.
Signature: Thank You, Danielle
Your photo is the third to get posted in the past two days that has a gorgeous moth on a beautiful hand. It has prompted us to create a new category: Buggy Accessories. So readers, vote which is the most beautiful photograph of an insect accessory. Which would you most like to sport in public? Post a comment. Is it this Imperial Moth? Is it this newly metamorphosed Sphinx Moth? Is it this Virgin Tiger Moth on Danielle’s hand?
This is a Tiger Moth in the genus, Grammia, and the Virgin Tiger Moth, Grammia virgo, looks close, lives in your area and has a great common name. See BugGuide for some images and information. This is such a fun photo to promote National Moth Week.