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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June 13, 2016 Shelley Rutkin Forsyth County, North Carolina, United States December 03, 2016 Details
October 02, 2016 Kurt R. Schwarz Howard County, Maryland, United States November 15, 2016 Details
June 30, 2016 Ken Childs Chester County, Tennessee, United States November 13, 2016 Details
August 14, 2016 edenny Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States November 03, 2016 Details
October 03, 2016 treichard Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States October 20, 2016 Details
October 03, 2016 treichard Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States October 20, 2016 Details
October 18, 2016 Kurt R. Schwarz Howard County, Maryland, United States October 20, 2016 Details
September 16, 2016 treichard Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States October 15, 2016 Details
August 27, 2016 KristenR Putnam County, Tennessee, United States October 12, 2016 Details
October 07, 2016 mercretas Montgomery County, Maryland, United States October 08, 2016 Details
September 20, 2016 treichard Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States October 08, 2016 Details
September 15, 2016 Dapdash Marion County, Indiana, United States October 04, 2016 Details
September 21, 2016 rdhealy1951@aol.com Hart County, Kentucky, United States September 28, 2016 Details
August 20, 2016 rdhealy1951@aol.com Hardin County, Kentucky, United States September 28, 2016 Details
July 23, 2016 treichard Howard County, Maryland, United States September 22, 2016 Details
September 19, 2016 jtylerbell St Marys County, Maryland, United States September 20, 2016 Details
September 19, 2016 jtylerbell St Marys County, Maryland, United States September 20, 2016 Details
September 19, 2016 jtylerbell St Marys County, Maryland, United States September 20, 2016 Details
August 26, 2016 JohnBoback Monongalia County, West Virginia, United States September 17, 2016 Details
September 12, 2015 rdhealy1951@aol.com Hart County, Kentucky, United States September 03, 2016 Details
August 19, 2016 Anthony V. Howard County, Maryland, United States September 02, 2016 Details
August 26, 2016 franpope Garrett County, Maryland, United States August 28, 2016 Details
August 23, 2016 ebruckner Portage County, Ohio, United States August 23, 2016 Details
April 27, 2016 rdhealy1951@aol.com Hart County, Kentucky, United States August 11, 2016 Details
July 23, 2016 mdolomieu1 Christian County, Missouri, United States August 04, 2016 Details
August 03, 2016 Joe Bartok Ontario, Canada August 03, 2016 Details
July 30, 2016 EllieMay Indiana, United States August 02, 2016 Details
July 31, 2016 Joe Bartok Ontario, Canada July 31, 2016 Details
July 26, 2016 jtylerbell Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States July 27, 2016 Details
June 09, 2016 treichard Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States July 14, 2016 Details
January 15, 2015 PetuniaJen Fayette County, Kentucky, United States June 29, 2016 Details
May 29, 2016 Jessatc01 Somerset County, Maryland, United States June 09, 2016 Details
June 02, 2016 treichard Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States June 03, 2016 Details
May 20, 2016 treichard Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States May 22, 2016 Details
May 10, 2016 Nevermore12 Hamilton County, Tennessee, United States May 19, 2016 Details
August 11, 2014 JohnRoosenberg Allegan County, Michigan, United States May 04, 2016 Details
April 29, 2016 Ilse Gebhard Kalamazoo County, Michigan, United States May 04, 2016 Details
June 10, 2015 sh11 Ontario, Canada April 27, 2016 Details
August 01, 2015 karobbins722 Wake County, North Carolina, United States February 14, 2016 Details
July 11, 2015 AllenRatz Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States January 30, 2016 Details
May 14, 2014 pbedell Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States January 04, 2016 Details
August 20, 2015 leightern Rockingham County, Virginia, United States December 29, 2015 Details
May 26, 2015 curtis.lehman (Jerry McWilliams) Warren County, Pennsylvania, United States December 19, 2015 Details
August 14, 2015 kelli.rardon Marion County, Indiana, United States December 10, 2015 Details
August 13, 2015 mjwarman Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States December 09, 2015 Details
August 16, 2015 Butterfly Ridge Hocking County, Ohio, United States December 07, 2015 Details
October 15, 2015 Cooper Sciarratta Charles County, Maryland, United States October 17, 2015 Details
August 27, 2014 NigelBI Washington (Block Island) County, Rhode Island, United States October 11, 2015 Details
September 08, 2015 pabirdermoore Clarion County, Pennsylvania, United States September 29, 2015 Details
August 07, 2015 treichard Allegany County, Maryland, United States September 26, 2015 Details