Tiger Moth

Subject: White beetle moth bug
Location: West Virginia
June 18, 2017 12:31 pm
My friend found this and I want to know what it is too.
Signature: Kiana

Possibly Virginian Tiger Moth

Dear Kiana,
This is a Tiger Moth in the subfamily Arctiinae, and there are several similar looking white species.  We believe based on BugGuide images that this is a Virginian Tiger Moth,
Spilosoma virginica, but there are other similar looking species in the genus.

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