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Ed. Note:  And even more importantly, why is the exact same image submitted by Shana j appearing on other websites?????

Subject: Need Id
Location: St Lois Missouri
September 15, 2015 10:34 pm
Really curious’
Signature: Shana j

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Dear Shana j,
Though it resembles a Tiger Moth, we are pretty sure it is not in the subfamily Arctiinae because our initial search on BugGuide did not provide an ID.  Perhaps one of our readers will be able to assist on this while we sleep on it.

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Location: St Louis, Missouri

5 Responses to Why is a Brazilian Tiger Moth in Missouri????

  1. Arctiinae, Idalus sp. Some call it clown faced moth.
    But, when I googled it to find a species macth, I found it on Raddit:
    https://www.reddit.com/r/mildlyinteresting/comments/3ck6sb/a_white_moth_with_a_chicken_face_on_its_back/
    And then here
    http://imgur.com/gallery/F77q69f
    Maybe the same person?

    • bugman says:

      Thanks for the correction Cesar. It seems that Shana “lied” about taking the image or about the location of St Louis, Missouri. We based our original response on not finding a similar looking Tiger Moth on BugGuide.

  2. Marcelo Brito de Avellar says:

    Hello Bugman, In my opinion, this moth is certainly of the genus Idalus.
    Hugs from Brazil, Marcelo Brito de Avellar.

  3. Marcelo Brito de Avellar says:

    I forgot to say, they are known as clown face moth!

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