Specimen 264 | Tiger Moth 
[Arctia caja]

The word “arctia” is Latin meaning “furry bear.” This refers to the appearance of the caterpillar, also called a woolly bear. The bright colors of this moth are a signal to predators that it has a terrible taste, thus protecting the moths from predation.


to the Museum of York County

for their generous permission to paint right there in their Naturalist Center—so I could experience these beautiful creations up close and personal.


Specimen NC 164

Tiger Beetle

oil & gold leaf on wood

4 x 4 in.