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Subject: Very pretty moth
Location: Crosslanes, West Virginia
June 3, 2017 4:08 am
I Have never seen a moth like this I’ve spent many of my summers in Webster County ,Cowen,West Virginia and have seen similar moths it’s like their furry almost like if you would touch them they would be as soft as a kitten although I never have I know that hurts them but it struck me odd when I saw it I have lived here my whole life and never seen one like that he is on the side of my purse and he started fluttering around like he was doing a mating call the picture was taken June 3, 2017 at 1:08 am
Signature: Susan S

Eyed Tiger Moth

Dear Susan,
These images of an Eyed Tiger Moth or Giant Leopard Moth,
Hypercompe scribonia, on your colorful purse are positively psychedelic.  According to BugGuide:  “larvae feed on a great variety of broad-leaved plants, including banana, cabbage, cherry, dandelion, maple, orange, sunflower, violet, willow.”  We will be post-dating your submission to go live later in the month when our editorial staff is away from the office on holiday.

Eyed Tiger Moth

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Crosslanes, West Virginia
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