Location: Southold, Long Island, New York
July 18, 2017
Hi Dan here’s a beauty it was on my deck. Southold LI NY. Very happy to sit on my finger. Please let me no what she is.
Thank you Mary
This is a Tiger Moth in the subfamily Arctiinae. We believe, based on this BugGuide image, that it is a Figured Tiger Moth. Did you get a look at its underwings? It seems there are various degrees of red on the underwings, with this BugGuide example being very red. There are some similar looking Tiger Moths in the genus, so our identification is questionable at best.