Subject: Moth in Tuscany
Geographic location of the bug: Near Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Time: 11:42 AM EDT
Grateful if you could ID this moth found this morning. Thanks in advance.
How you want your letter signed: Bob
This is a Tiger Moth in the subfamily Arctiinae. We will attempt to provide you with a species identification.
Karl Provides an Identification
Hello Daniel and Bob:
It looks like a Discrete Chaperon (Erebidae: Arctiinae: Cymbalophora pudica). It is a variable species but on the whole it looks like a close match. Regards Karl