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:
Flight:
Caterpillar Hosts: Asters, birches, clover, corn, elms, maples, and sunflowers.
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July 20, 2014 digginflowers Cape May County, New Jersey, United States July 22, 2014 Details
July 12, 2014 jim.odonater Clackamas County, Oregon, United States July 20, 2014 Details
June 17, 2014 ShawnLane Brunswick County, North Carolina, United States July 15, 2014 Details
July 11, 2014 Bushytail3 Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States July 14, 2014 Details
June 24, 2014 juliereid Ontario, Canada July 07, 2014 Details
July 04, 2014 a-o Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, United States July 06, 2014 Details
May 12, 2014 JHCarpenter Marion County, Tennessee, United States July 04, 2014 Details
June 30, 2014 Jody Ontario, Canada July 01, 2014 Details
June 26, 2014 Aboover Knox County, Maine, United States July 01, 2014 Details
June 12, 2014 Prairie Wetlands Learning Center Otter Tail County, Minnesota, United States June 25, 2014 Details
June 14, 2014 Bushytail3 Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States June 19, 2014 Details
May 25, 2014 mdolomieu1 Franklin County, Arkansas, United States June 13, 2014 Details
May 16, 2014 Kurt R. Schwarz Calvert County, Maryland, United States June 12, 2014 Details
May 28, 2014 ieshiajcarver Scott County, Indiana, United States June 12, 2014 Details
June 03, 2014 Melissafischer Ontario, Canada June 04, 2014 Details
May 31, 2014 Latenight Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States June 04, 2014 Details
June 02, 2014 jennifereh Grundy County, Illinois, United States June 03, 2014 Details
May 28, 2014 AllenRatz Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States May 29, 2014 Details
May 25, 2014 Latenight Blair County, Pennsylvania, United States May 28, 2014 Details
May 22, 2014 Stuart Marcus Texas, Liberty County, United States May 27, 2014 Details
May 06, 2014 rdhealy1951 Hart County, Kentucky, United States May 22, 2014 Details
May 14, 2014 Cricket12 Pickaway County, Ohio, United States May 16, 2014 Details
May 09, 2014 UrsulaV Chatham County, North Carolina, United States May 10, 2014 Details
May 08, 2014 juliereid Ontario, Canada May 08, 2014 Details
June 16, 2012 Alainala Saskatchewan, Canada April 28, 2014 Details
April 26, 2014 rbuist Manitoba, Canada April 28, 2014 Details
April 26, 2014 ridgeboy Polk County, Florida, United States April 28, 2014 Details
April 25, 2014 juliereid Ontario, Canada April 25, 2014 Details
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