Police Car Moth

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Thanks to the help of 1nmbirder for assistance in correctly identifying this moth. WordPress readers are the best. Always ready to help in identifying and teaching about all the things we run across outside.

At first I thought it was a Ranchman’s Tiger Moth but it does appear to be a Police Car Moth. We came across these guys while they were feeding on wild aster and sunflowers high up on the trail in Central Colorado.

The Calm Before

Calm before the storm

Calm water and a funky sky hours before a major storm blew through. Rain and wind all night had us holding onto the tent poles to prevent a collapse. A little vinegar in the stew makes it just a bit more flavorful. Angmagssalik fjord, Greenland.