Subject: Superman looking bug
Location: Laguna Canyon
July 16, 2012 9:45 pm
Hey there Bugman,
Went on a hike last month with my girlfriend and saw this little guy flying around. Looked like he was in costume, couldn’t identify him anywhere. Hoping you could help me.
This pretty diurnal Tiger Moth is in the genus Ctenucha and there are several similar looking species in California. Unfortunately, we are unable to ascertain from your photo which species you have submitted. You can see some nice photos on Bugguide.