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
Life History:
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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
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
July 02, 2015 Latenight Cameron County, Pennsylvania, United States July 06, 2015 Details
July 03, 2015 Latenight Cameron County, Pennsylvania, United States July 06, 2015 Details
May 10, 2015 Happyhealy Hart County, Kentucky, United States July 04, 2015 Details
June 27, 2015 digginflowers Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, United States June 27, 2015 Details
June 05, 2015 Sheryl Johnson Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States June 22, 2015 Details
May 20, 2015 AllenRatz Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States June 21, 2015 Details
May 24, 2014 froghavenfarm Lee County, Virginia, United States June 17, 2015 Details
June 05, 2015 treichard Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States June 15, 2015 Details
June 13, 2015 Shane Miller Beaver County, Pennsylvania, United States June 15, 2015 Details
June 14, 2015 digginflowers Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States June 14, 2015 Details
June 02, 2015 Carol Thornton-Anderson Orange County, Indiana, United States June 13, 2015 Details
June 05, 2015 curtis.lehman Crawford County, Pennsylvania, United States June 08, 2015 Details
May 25, 2015 franpope Garrett County, Maryland, United States May 27, 2015 Details
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