Attributes of Apantesis phalerata

Harnessed Moth
Apantesis phalerata (Harris, 1841)

Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Arctiinae
Identification: Wing pattern varies, especially on hindwing. Forewing mostly black, with cream-colored costal border and lines extending from base; less cream on female. In male and female specimens from far southern U.S. states, hindwing usually more yellowish than reddish with little or no black edging.
Wing Span: 3-4.2 cm.
Life History:
Flight: April-September.
Caterpillar Hosts: Clover, corn, dandelion, plantain, and other plants.
Adult Food:
Habitat:
Range: Maine and Quebec to Florida, west to South Dakota and Texas.
Conservation:
NCGR:
Management Needs:
Taxonomy Notes:

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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
September 12, 2014 caher001 Caroline County, Maryland, United States September 12, 2014 Details
July 28, 2014 sajones1017 Harrison County, Indiana, United States September 11, 2014 Details
July 22, 2014 floracliff Fayette County, Kentucky, United States September 11, 2014 Details
September 07, 2014 TCat7187 Cecil County, Maryland, United States September 07, 2014 Details
August 24, 2014 D. Dodd Marshall County, Alabama, United States August 30, 2014 Details
August 10, 2014 magnunc Howard County, Maryland, United States August 12, 2014 Details
July 26, 2014 Latenight Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States August 05, 2014 Details
July 14, 2014 rdhealy1951 Hardin County, Kentucky, United States July 19, 2014 Details
July 19, 2014 Mapper Johnson County, Illinois, United States July 19, 2014 Details
August 07, 2013 stormyeyes99 Sussex County, New Jersey, United States July 15, 2014 Details
June 07, 2014 Katherine Halley Dane County, Wisconsin, United States June 28, 2014 Details
June 21, 2014 Serena Sanborn Somerset County, Maine, United States June 22, 2014 Details
June 10, 2014 Aboover Knox County, Maine, United States June 15, 2014 Details
June 09, 2014 Lula Field Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States June 12, 2014 Details
June 03, 2014 Stuart Marcus Texas, Liberty County, United States June 08, 2014 Details
September 11, 2013 jennifereh Grundy County, Illinois, United States May 31, 2014 Details
May 25, 2014 Hellhoundonmytrail Ohio, United States May 26, 2014 Details
May 09, 2014 rdhealy1951 Hart County, Kentucky, United States May 24, 2014 Details
May 03, 2014 Doug Bruce Anderson County, Tennessee, United States May 04, 2014 Details
October 03, 2013 raptorrunner Thurston County, Nebraska, United States December 15, 2013 Details
August 17, 2013 Latenight Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, United States November 14, 2013 Details
September 24, 2013 rdhealy1951 Hart County, Kentucky, United States October 07, 2013 Details
September 09, 2013 Chevalier_Blade Allen County, Indiana, United States September 20, 2013 Details
September 17, 2013 rdhealy1951 Hart County, Kentucky, United States September 20, 2013 Details
September 17, 2013 rdhealy1951 Hart County, Kentucky, United States September 20, 2013 Details
August 29, 2013 Jeff Brown Montgomery County, Ohio, United States September 04, 2013 Details
August 24, 2013 Shelley Rutkin Forsyth County, North Carolina, United States September 02, 2013 Details
August 10, 2013 Shane Miller Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States August 29, 2013 Details
August 07, 2013 Jeff Brown Montgomery County, Ohio, United States August 23, 2013 Details
August 06, 2013 Noel Mac Neil Grand Traverse County, Michigan, United States August 21, 2013 Details
August 18, 2012 gary yankech Ontario, Canada August 14, 2013 Details
August 10, 2013 skisbarkey Erie County, Pennsylvania, United States August 11, 2013 Details
July 31, 2013 Jeff Brown Montgomery County, Ohio, United States August 09, 2013 Details
July 21, 2013 Nymphalis antiopa Prince Edward County, Virginia, United States July 24, 2013 Details
June 23, 2013 wayne13114 Oswego County, New York, United States July 21, 2013 Details
July 15, 2013 Rossalleni McCreary County, Kentucky, United States July 17, 2013 Details
July 17, 2013 nmla228 Kentucky, United States July 17, 2013 Details
June 24, 2013 Dacdeihl Steuben County, Indiana, United States June 26, 2013 Details
May 27, 2013 HClenin Lafayette County, Missouri, United States May 30, 2013 Details
May 27, 2013 HClenin Lafayette County, Missouri, United States May 30, 2013 Details
May 08, 2013 rdhealy1951 Hardin County, Kentucky, United States May 20, 2013 Details
April 29, 2012 JasonPike1980 Texas, Rusk County, United States April 21, 2013 Details
June 30, 2004 curtis.lehman (Paul Dennehy) Columbia County, Pennsylvania, United States February 28, 2013 Details
May 28, 2010 curtis.lehman (Paul Dennehy) Montour County, Pennsylvania, United States February 28, 2013 Details
September 20, 2012 LinRandolph Ashtabula County, Ohio, United States December 19, 2012 Details
July 24, 2012 owlshill Williamson County, Tennessee, United States November 22, 2012 Details
August 22, 2012 weissjo23 Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States September 25, 2012 Details
September 06, 2012 rainycz New Castle County, Delaware, United States September 13, 2012 Details
September 06, 2012 Amanda Fulton Medina County, Ohio, United States September 08, 2012 Details
September 06, 2012 bheld5 Madison County, Illinois, United States September 06, 2012 Details