moth ID Northeast USA

Doug Yanega dyanega at
Tue Aug 3 18:37:56 EDT 1999

>The moth is chocolate brown with white map-like lines on the forewing
>and orange with black spots on the hindwing. It is approximately 2
>inches across and 1 and a half long. Any Help?

Sounds like Arctia caja, one of our nicer Tiger Moths.


Doug Yanega        Dept. of Entomology         Entomology Research Museum
Univ. of California - Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521
phone: (909) 787-4315 (standard disclaimer: opinions are mine, not UCR's)
  "There are some enterprises in which a careful disorderliness
        is the true method" - Herman Melville, Moby Dick, Chap. 82

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