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Subject: Multicolored one!!!
Location: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.
February 4, 2015 12:22 pm
I am hoping you can help me identify this bug, I believe it is kind of a moth but I am not totally positive. I found it last Sunday in a protected forest area nearby. I was walking in a trail in the middle of the woods when the little multicolored body got my attention and pictured it.
Keep up the good work with your great site.
Signature: Magno

Tiger Moth

Princely Tiger Moth

Dear Magno,
This is a magnificently colored Tiger Moth in the subfamily Arctiinae.  We believe we have identified it as a Princely Tiger Moth,
Chrysocale principalis, thanks to images on Texas Entomology, including a mounted specimen from Jalisco.  FlickR has an image of a mating pair of Princely Tiger Moths and Naturalista has a nice image as well.  

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

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