Friday, March 25, 2011

Ornate Tiger Moth - Laura Gillis

I was feeling pretty confident about my tiger moth identification back in February but now I am not so sure. In February I wondered how they got the name Tiger Moth because I didn’t think it looked anything like a tiger but this time I can see where they were coming from. This one is an Ornate Tiger Moth.

I haven’t re-identified my first ‘Tiger Moth’ yet but I am working on it. I am re-posting the first moth here just in case someone has an idea of what it might be....

Ink & watercolor in the Moleskine Watercolor journal


  1. Lovely! I spotted/photograped a virginian tiger moth last year- almost pure white (with a white fuzzy head) and wondered the same thing...

    isnt it great how moths "pose" for you?


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