Attributes of Pyrrharctia isabella

Isabella Tiger Moth or Banded Woolybear
Pyrrharctia isabella (J.E. Smith, 1797)

Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Arctiinae
Identification: (Adult) Wings orange-yellow to yellowish brow. Forewing pointed; marked with faint brownish antemedial, median, and postmedial lines. Note broken black reniform spot. Hindwing usually paler, flushed with pinkish orange in the female. Caterpillar (Black-ended Bear or Woolly Bear) colors change as they molt to successive instars, becoming less black and more reddish as they age.
Wing Span: 4.5 - 6.5 cm
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Caterpillar Hosts: Asters, birches, clover, corn, elms, maples, and sunflowers.
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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
April 28, 2015 Janet Tubb Ontario, Canada May 19, 2015 Details
May 09, 2015 AllenRatz Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States May 17, 2015 Details
May 08, 2015 a-o Tompkins County, New York, United States May 09, 2015 Details
June 09, 2012 LinRandolph Ashtabula County, Ohio, United States May 06, 2015 Details
April 02, 2015 curtis.lehman Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, United States April 23, 2015 Details
April 18, 2015 Chris Blomme Ontario, Canada April 20, 2015 Details
September 30, 2014 PianoKitten Suffolk County, New York, United States April 12, 2015 Details
March 24, 2015 juliereid Ontario, Canada March 28, 2015 Details
May 30, 2014 Sue Gregoire Schuyler County, New York, United States March 26, 2015 Details
June 30, 2014 curtis.lehman (David Wright) Monroe County, Pennsylvania, United States March 15, 2015 Details
March 10, 2015 jim8435wisc Columbia County, Wisconsin, United States March 13, 2015 Details
April 08, 2012 haczech Jackson County, Alabama, United States March 09, 2015 Details
October 16, 2014 treichard Coweta County, Georgia, United States March 04, 2015 Details
October 21, 2012 strixv Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States February 19, 2015 Details
May 05, 2010 Audrey R Hoff Knox County, Tennessee, United States February 09, 2015 Details
June 16, 2014 reutere Delaware County, New York, United States February 02, 2015 Details
June 16, 2014 reutere Delaware County, New York, United States February 02, 2015 Details
September 09, 2014 JohnRoosenberg Schoharie County, New York, United States January 30, 2015 Details
June 21, 2014 AllenRatz Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States January 27, 2015 Details
September 04, 2014 Jarchibold Saratoga County, New York, United States January 26, 2015 Details
June 15, 2014 AllenRatz Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States January 24, 2015 Details
June 21, 2014 Blocky Washington (Block Island) County, Rhode Island, United States January 20, 2015 Details
June 10, 2014 AllenRatz Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States January 20, 2015 Details
May 29, 2014 AllenRatz Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States January 19, 2015 Details
May 04, 2013 tjrickert Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States January 13, 2015 Details
May 24, 2014 Blocky Washington (Block Island) County, Rhode Island, United States January 12, 2015 Details
April 15, 2008 Indy Entomologist Boone County, Indiana, United States January 12, 2015 Details
July 02, 2014 NigelBI Washington (Block Island) County, Rhode Island, United States January 09, 2015 Details
July 05, 2014 lisagorn Otsego County, New York, United States January 06, 2015 Details
June 30, 1990 EricOlson Vilas County, Wisconsin, United States January 04, 2015 Details
June 20, 2014 AngelaCoco Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States January 01, 2015 Details
September 23, 2014 jim8435wisc Adams County, Wisconsin, United States December 29, 2014 Details
September 08, 2011 snakeowl Teton County, Wyoming, United States December 23, 2014 Details
June 23, 2014 Intrinsic3141 Suffolk County, New York, United States December 15, 2014 Details
June 20, 2014 CathK Albany County, New York, United States December 14, 2014 Details
August 30, 2014 AllenRatz Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States December 14, 2014 Details
November 03, 2014 rwbenson1 North Carolina, United States December 01, 2014 Details
September 29, 2014 jim8435wisc Lafayette County, Wisconsin, United States November 25, 2014 Details
October 08, 2014 jim8435wisc Ozaukee County, Wisconsin, United States November 25, 2014 Details
August 19, 2014 AllenRatz Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States November 20, 2014 Details
August 17, 2014 AllenRatz Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States September 27, 2014 Details
September 23, 2014 jim8435wisc Juneau County, Wisconsin, United States September 25, 2014 Details
September 24, 2014 Cherylee Black Ontario, Canada September 25, 2014 Details
September 05, 2014 jollygoodyellow Nova Scotia, Canada September 17, 2014 Details
September 16, 2014 Eelhsa Ontario, Canada September 17, 2014 Details
August 17, 2014 Beverly Carter Baxter County, Arkansas, United States September 10, 2014 Details
September 05, 2014 Ralph S. Carlson Washington County, Oregon, United States September 09, 2014 Details
June 30, 2014 b.cn.u Ontario, Canada September 05, 2014 Details
August 23, 2014 treichard Prince Georges County, Maryland, United States September 02, 2014 Details
October 14, 2012 franpope Garrett County, Maryland, United States August 02, 2014 Details