Subject: Black and yellow bug, 1cm long
Geographic location of the bug: Huntsville, Alabama
Time: 12:18 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: This bug is on curtains in my closet, here in north Alabama. It is about 1 cm long. What do you think it is? I have enjoyed your page for many years. Thank you for what you do!
How you want your letter signed: Elizabeth Simmons
This is a newly eclosed Tiger Moth in the subfamily Arctiinae. Since it has recently emerged from the pupal state, its wings have not yet fully expanded and hardened. Based on BugGuide images, we believe it is in the genus Apantesis, formerly Grammia. It poses no threat to you or your home.