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Nov 9, 2014 1:45 PM CST
|I'm scrolling through images on bugguide.net but thought I'd ask if anyone recognizes this guy:|
I'd noticed something was munching down on that spearmint plant a few days ago and just saw this being in action today. (It's welcome to the mint leaves; doubt it will kill the plant!)
Nov 9, 2014 4:48 PM CST
|It could be Spilosoma virginica, it reminds me of one we have which is also a Spilosoma sp.|
Nov 9, 2014 4:52 PM CST
|Thanks, Janet. What I'm seeing is black and orange bands, and the orange bands have the "hair". Sadly, I can't get the pictures in the first link you sent to open so I can see them. (Overworked aged computer.) The second link is a 404 file not found.|
I'm going to google the names from the first site and look for more pictures.
Nov 9, 2014 4:58 PM CST
|LOL! Not going to try to edit that darn post again! But the links both work; however, the embedded links in the one are broken. But I can still google up the names, which I will do.|
Nov 9, 2014 5:08 PM CST
|I think you have it, in fact. That Yellow Bear Spilosoma virginica -- we do have that pretty white moth here, I saw several back in the summer.|
This picture (from googling that name) is closer than any of the others I've seen:
*I removed the picture for copyright reasons since I couldn't find a way to credit it.*
And the moth would be the Virginia Tiger Moth. They really are pretty creatures.
Thanks much, Janet, once again!
Nov 9, 2014 6:09 PM CST
|The links are both still working for me Kyla.|