Ranchman's Tiger Moth   (two photos)
Platyprepia virginalis

Ranchmans tiger moth
Most people would think this was butterfly because it's so gorgeous, but it is a moth. Carol Davis, 6-22-2008
tiger moth
Large Ranchman's Tiger Moth trying to elude my camera at Garr Ranch on Antelope Island, Davis
County, Utah.  He flew by me and dove for the tall grasses and nettle (as you can see in the photo). 
I went in after him and suffered the consequences (ouch, ouch!) Carol Davis, 6-22-2008

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