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
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
August 03, 2012 jdgalvin McHenry County, Illinois, United States August 27, 2012 Details
July 07, 2012 Lori Owenby Alexander County, North Carolina, United States August 27, 2012 Details
August 06, 2012 Lula Field Nantucket County, Massachusetts, United States August 25, 2012 Details
August 03, 2012 curtis.lehman (Margaret Higbee) Indiana County, Pennsylvania, United States August 04, 2012 Details
July 22, 2012 curtis.lehman (Jerry Skinner) Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, United States July 27, 2012 Details
July 23, 2012 Sbattisti Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States July 23, 2012 Details
July 06, 2012 jnk Greene County, Missouri, United States July 15, 2012 Details
July 11, 2012 Bowbender Ashland County, Ohio, United States July 12, 2012 Details
June 19, 2012 edenny Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States July 09, 2012 Details
June 28, 2012 mathgeek Jackson County, Illinois, United States July 09, 2012 Details
April 24, 2012 Annie Kephart Texas, Kaufman County, United States June 09, 2012 Details
May 18, 2012 cpfeff1 Maryland, United States May 21, 2012 Details
May 20, 2012 monstermoose Henry County, Indiana, United States May 21, 2012 Details
May 19, 2012 dendroica5 Franklin County, Massachusetts, United States May 21, 2012 Details
May 15, 2012 curtis.lehman (Ruth Troyer) Mercer County, Pennsylvania, United States May 20, 2012 Details
May 18, 2012 monstermoose Henry County, Indiana, United States May 19, 2012 Details
May 03, 2012 gardengirl04 Hamilton County, Ohio, United States May 03, 2012 Details
April 04, 2012 rdhealy1951 Hardin County, Kentucky, United States April 26, 2012 Details
March 01, 2012 kacressman Jackson County, Mississippi, United States March 27, 2012 Details