All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Tiger Moth</strong> with wings  closed
<em>Grammia parthenice</em> / Noctuid moths
#8196 
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)


Sept. 30, 2007
I found this pretty moth on the ground near my compost heap, then moved it to a leaf on the Magnolia ...
Tiger Moth with wings closed
Grammia parthenice / Noctuid moths
#8196
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)


Sept. 30, 2007
I found this pretty moth on the ground near my compost heap, then moved it to a leaf on the Magnolia tree. Tiger moths have bright red and orange lower wings that they can flash to frighten predators. (See next photo)

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