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Parthenice Tiger Moth (Grammia parthenice) - Apantesis virgo

Parthenice Tiger Moth (Grammia parthenice) - Apantesis virgo
Woodbridge, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
June 21, 2017
Very tented posture (more evident in second photo taken from the front)

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Parthenice Tiger Moth (Grammia parthenice) - Apantesis virgo Parthenice Tiger Moth (Grammia parthenice) - Apantesis virgo

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Moved from Parthenice Tiger Moth.

The only difference in appearance between virgo and parthenice is on the hindwing, which is not showing here. Parthenice in the Northeast is a late August-September species though, so in July, it's safe to call them virgo in your area. A parthenice flying in New England in July, let alone June, would be exceptionally weird. I have seen one specimen of parthenice from New Hampshire that came out super-early in July, but as a general rule, unless the hindwing is showing, virgo is the safe option.

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