Calling any Lepidopterists on Tumblr, can you help?

I’ve looked everywhere I can think to identify this creature. Is it a Butterfly or a Moth? Its predominantly orange with black markings, and hints of purple, with a fuzzy/furry body. I am located in the pacific northwest.

The black spot on the body is most likely caused by the fact that I accidently sprayed it with a hose. 


Barcelona-based fashion designer Alassie of El Costurero Real creates delicate cloaks, capes, and scarves that look like diaphanous moth and butterfly and wings for an instant fairy transformation. Each pair of vibrantly-colored insect wings is made of muslin that’s so light and delicate it looks like chiffon. The edges of the wings are wired to help them keep their shape and make them easy to use while dancing. Build a human-sized cocoon and you’ll be ready to entertain friends at parties or stage impromptu street performances.

Visit the El Costurero Real Etsy shop to check out more of Alassie’s wings as well as all sorts of other fantasy, Victorian, and steampunk garments and accessories.

[via My Modern Metropolis]