Subject: Dr. Zhivago bug
Location: Summer County, Tennessee
July 11, 2013 9:00 pm
I saw this moth on the window at work this evening and I can’t get it off my mind now! It has a fuzzy head and such beautiful antennae. I’ve never seen anything like it! Please help.
Signature: Heidi

Virginia Tiger Moth

Virginia Tiger Moth

Dear Heidi,
We believe we have correctly identified your Tiger Moth as a Virginia Tiger Moth,
Spilosoma virginica, based on photos posted to BugGuide.

Virginia Tiger Moth

Virginia Tiger Moth

Location: Summer County, Tennessee

2 Responses to Virginia Tiger Moth

  1. Ronda says:

    Spilosoma virginica (Fabricius, 1798)
    Yellow woollybear; Yellow Bear Moth; Virginian Tiger Moth

  2. Mary says:

    Ronda I have a Virginia Tiger Moth in a Cocoon now on my Bamboo ..Are they a Good Moth to Have Around ?

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