Isabella Tiger Moth

June 26, 2017
Large yellow moth on human fingers

When I have the energy on a moth hunting night, I go out around dawn to look for the moths that might've settled onto the sheet during the night. Last weekend my early morning photography went rather poorly - out of a dozen photos of this moth only this one is not blurry, and worse for most of the other moths found then (mosquitos were biting through my pajamas at the time).

The moth seems to be Isabella Tiger Moth (Pyrrharctia isabella) - adult form or the more familiar wooly bear caterpillar. Attracted to lights, Jaffrey NH, 2017/06/25.