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Subject:  Moth in Tuscany
Geographic location of the bug:  Near Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Date: 09/25/2017
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

Discrete Chaperon

Dear Bob,
This is a Tiger Moth in the subfamily Arctiinae.  We will attempt to provide you with a species identification.

Thanks, Daniel.  I did suspect a Tiger but can’t narrow it down any further.  I hope you are more able!
Best regards,
Bob.

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

Thanks to you both.  Have copied you on a tweet.
Best,
Bob.
What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Siena, Tuscany, Italy

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