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
March 10, 2014 Saw it Erie County, New York, United States March 14, 2014 Details
June 11, 2013 cyric Washington County, Rhode Island, United States February 25, 2014 Details
October 25, 2013 schmev24 Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States February 24, 2014 Details
February 18, 2014 mathgeek Jackson County, Illinois, United States February 22, 2014 Details
June 28, 2013 curtis.lehman (Stephen Kloiber) Wayne County, Pennsylvania, United States February 17, 2014 Details
March 02, 2013 maria leblanc Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States February 12, 2014 Details
June 25, 2013 edenny Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States February 11, 2014 Details
August 31, 2013 jen-tomkinson Burlington County, New Jersey, United States February 11, 2014 Details
August 03, 2013 Bushytail3 Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States February 05, 2014 Details
June 20, 2013 soluslupus13 Ontario, Canada January 20, 2014 Details
July 30, 2013 ddodd Marshall County, Alabama, United States January 13, 2014 Details
October 18, 2013 cobal2913 Franklin County, Ohio, United States January 01, 2014 Details
October 27, 2013 Jerry Friedman Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, United States December 27, 2013 Details
December 12, 2013 Grheavner Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States December 14, 2013 Details
October 20, 2013 stomlins701 Cocke County, Tennessee, United States December 01, 2013 Details
August 31, 2013 curtis.lehman Venango County, Pennsylvania, United States November 29, 2013 Details
October 19, 2013 Rangertsp Davidson County, Tennessee, United States November 26, 2013 Details
November 21, 2013 Donna B Winnebago County, Illinois, United States November 22, 2013 Details
November 09, 2013 John LeBlanc Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States November 09, 2013 Details
October 18, 2013 Bowbender Ashland County, Ohio, United States November 09, 2013 Details
November 04, 2013 K Stilwell Tazewell County, Virginia, United States November 05, 2013 Details
June 27, 2013 Ilona L. Dane County, Wisconsin, United States October 29, 2013 Details
October 20, 2013 treichard Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States October 28, 2013 Details
October 26, 2013 Shelley Rutkin Forsyth County, North Carolina, United States October 27, 2013 Details
October 24, 2013 John LeBlanc Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States October 24, 2013 Details
July 14, 2013 Latenight Cameron County, Pennsylvania, United States October 22, 2013 Details
October 15, 2013 JustinD Ontario, Canada October 15, 2013 Details
October 07, 2013 Seeker453 Wayne County, Michigan, United States October 14, 2013 Details
October 05, 2013 curtis.lehman Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States October 14, 2013 Details
September 30, 2013 jim8435wisc Columbia County, Wisconsin, United States October 11, 2013 Details
October 11, 2013 Cherylee Black Ontario, Canada October 11, 2013 Details
October 08, 2013 kdegeiso New Castle County, Delaware, United States October 10, 2013 Details
October 08, 2013 Cherylee Black Ontario, Canada October 09, 2013 Details
July 21, 2013 Aviva82 Bergen County, New Jersey, United States October 08, 2013 Details
May 15, 2013 ddodd Marshall County, Alabama, United States October 07, 2013 Details
May 29, 2013 Nancy Weiss Albemarle County, Virginia, United States October 06, 2013 Details
October 05, 2013 VidyaVenkat New Castle County, Delaware, United States October 06, 2013 Details
October 06, 2013 curtis.lehman Greene County, Pennsylvania, United States October 06, 2013 Details
September 28, 2013 T.A.J. Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States October 05, 2013 Details
October 04, 2013 akdd3173 Owen County, Indiana, United States October 05, 2013 Details
October 02, 2013 Intrinsic3141 Suffolk County, New York, United States October 04, 2013 Details
September 21, 2013 rdhealy1951 Hart County, Kentucky, United States October 04, 2013 Details
October 02, 2013 treichard York County, Pennsylvania, United States October 03, 2013 Details
September 22, 2011 travis.cable Davis County, Utah, United States October 01, 2013 Details
September 30, 2013 kathylbell1 Monroe County, Pennsylvania, United States October 01, 2013 Details
October 01, 2013 Sean Werle Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States October 01, 2013 Details
October 01, 2013 Sean Werle Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States October 01, 2013 Details
September 29, 2013 UrsulaV Chatham County, North Carolina, United States September 29, 2013 Details
September 15, 2013 curtis.lehman Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, United States September 28, 2013 Details
July 08, 2013 matthias.smith@gmail.com Chemung County, New York, United States September 27, 2013 Details