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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May 02, 2016 Sue Orlowski Pend Oreille County, Washington, United States May 19, 2016 Details
April 27, 2016 Mary Franceline Malone Powhatan County, Virginia, United States May 02, 2016 Details
April 19, 2016 johnmiller Bradley County, Tennessee, United States April 28, 2016 Details
April 24, 2016 K. S. Veitch Laurel County, Kentucky, United States April 25, 2016 Details
September 10, 2015 sh11 Ontario, Canada April 21, 2016 Details
March 09, 2016 curtis.lehman Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, United States March 09, 2016 Details
June 21, 2014 Sharon Watson Traill County, North Dakota, United States March 01, 2016 Details
February 27, 2016 jim8435wisc Columbia County, Wisconsin, United States March 01, 2016 Details
January 07, 2016 Gem2009 Illinois, United States February 25, 2016 Details
September 06, 2015 SkrentnyJeff Cook County, Illinois, United States February 13, 2016 Details
October 07, 2015 SkrentnyJeff Cook County, Illinois, United States February 13, 2016 Details
January 26, 2016 curtis.lehman (Clarissa Lehman) Butler County, Pennsylvania, United States January 26, 2016 Details
June 19, 2015 curtis.lehman Bedford County, Pennsylvania, United States January 25, 2016 Details
July 02, 2015 AllenRatz Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States January 09, 2016 Details
June 15, 2015 curtis.lehman (Jerry McWilliams) Warren County, Pennsylvania, United States December 19, 2015 Details
October 19, 2015 Chris Blomme Ontario, Canada December 08, 2015 Details
June 14, 2015 J_Martineau Park County, Wyoming, United States December 08, 2015 Details
December 05, 2015 Cherylee Black Ontario, Canada December 07, 2015 Details
July 05, 2015 Butterfly Ridge Hocking County, Ohio, United States December 05, 2015 Details
November 29, 2015 curtis.lehman (Matthew Rodriguez) York County, Pennsylvania, United States December 01, 2015 Details
November 13, 2015 ButterBelle Putnam County, Tennessee, United States November 22, 2015 Details
August 08, 2015 curtis.lehman Pendleton County, West Virginia, United States November 22, 2015 Details
October 29, 2015 ButterBelle Putnam County, Tennessee, United States November 07, 2015 Details
June 08, 2015 Katherine Halley Dane County, Wisconsin, United States October 29, 2015 Details
October 25, 2015 treichard Howard County, Maryland, United States October 28, 2015 Details
October 28, 2015 Rojas11 Onslow County, North Carolina, United States October 28, 2015 Details
October 10, 2015 jim8435wisc Winnebago County, Wisconsin, United States October 23, 2015 Details
October 10, 2015 Zane loomymr.c Jasper County, Iowa, United States October 23, 2015 Details
October 20, 2015 jim8435wisc Iowa County, Wisconsin, United States October 23, 2015 Details
August 30, 2015 John LeBlanc Madison County, Virginia, United States October 21, 2015 Details
October 12, 2015 Nancee Cobb Fairfax County, Virginia, United States October 19, 2015 Details
July 14, 2015 Joe Bartok Ontario, Canada October 11, 2015 Details
September 28, 2015 digginflowers Cape May County, New Jersey, United States October 07, 2015 Details
September 24, 2015 K. S. Veitch Laurel County, Kentucky, United States September 26, 2015 Details
September 17, 2015 pabirdermoore Clarion County, Pennsylvania, United States September 19, 2015 Details
August 04, 2015 Dave Wendelken Rockingham County, Virginia, United States September 10, 2015 Details
August 22, 2014 wildreturn Lincoln County, Missouri, United States September 09, 2015 Details
August 06, 2015 TCat7187 Cecil County, Maryland, United States August 16, 2015 Details
July 27, 2015 carleypasq Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States August 15, 2015 Details
May 22, 2015 t_hackler Benton County, Arkansas, United States August 05, 2015 Details
July 29, 2015 strixv Prince Georges County, Maryland, United States July 30, 2015 Details
July 19, 2015 billmiky Nova Scotia, Canada July 29, 2015 Details
July 18, 2015 mdolomieu1 Webster County, Missouri, United States July 25, 2015 Details
July 25, 2015 jwilkinson Howard County, Maryland, United States July 25, 2015 Details
July 20, 2015 John LeBlanc Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States July 20, 2015 Details
May 08, 2015 Niayre DeKalb County, Georgia, United States July 16, 2015 Details
June 16, 2015 JohnRoosenberg Schoharie County, New York, United States July 14, 2015 Details
July 05, 2015 BeaLaporte Ontario, Canada July 07, 2015 Details
June 30, 2015 Sandra Pertica Virginia, United States, Warren County July 06, 2015 Details
May 13, 2013 Allen Belden Richmond City County, Virginia, United States July 06, 2015 Details