Attributes of Utetheisa ornatrix

Bella Moth
Utetheisa ornatrix (Linnaeus, 1758)

Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Arctiinae
Identification: Wing pattern variable but distinctive; the only moth in eastern North America with a pink and yellow forewing marked with rows of white-ringed black spots. Hindwing pink with uneven black border.
Wing Span: 3-4.4 cm.
Life History: Breeds continuously in southern United States. A conspicuous day-flier.
Flight: July and September northward.
Caterpillar Hosts: Legumes such as crotalaria, lespedeza, and lupines. Also elm trees, fireweed, Prunus species, and sweetgale.
Adult Food:
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Range: Nova Scotia to Florida, west to Minnesota, Kansas, and Texas.
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December 04, 2016 hunter58 Hernando County, Florida, United States December 04, 2016 Details
November 12, 2016 ridgeboy Polk County, Florida, United States November 13, 2016 Details
November 08, 2016 the janitors kid Brevard County, Florida, United States November 09, 2016 Details
October 30, 2016 the janitors kid Brevard County, Florida, United States October 30, 2016 Details
August 17, 2016 ShieldsM Pender County, North Carolina, United States August 17, 2016 Details
June 03, 2016 tjrickert Brevard County, Florida, United States June 24, 2016 Details
March 02, 2014 Shay Noggle Osceola County, Florida, United States April 03, 2016 Details
March 16, 2014 Shay Noggle Osceola County, Florida, United States April 03, 2016 Details
March 30, 2014 Shay Noggle Osceola County, Florida, United States April 03, 2016 Details
November 04, 2015 Stuart Marcus Texas, Liberty County, United States January 21, 2016 Details
November 04, 2015 Joshua Spence Murray County, Georgia, United States December 21, 2015 Details
November 10, 2015 jrwheeler Lee County, Florida, United States December 03, 2015 Details
November 28, 2015 Sarah Redden Jasper County, South Carolina, United States November 29, 2015 Details
October 15, 2015 sunfire50 Volusia County, Florida, United States November 10, 2015 Details
October 15, 2015 Jeff Trahan Caddo Parish, Louisiana, United States October 20, 2015 Details
August 21, 2015 M Nation Georgia, Troup County, United States October 15, 2015 Details
August 16, 2015 Shelley Rutkin Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States August 19, 2015 Details
June 18, 2010 mellielong Hillsborough County, Florida, United States July 19, 2015 Details
April 25, 2015 ridgeboy Okeechobee County, Florida, United States April 26, 2015 Details
March 26, 2015 jim.odonater Lee County, Florida, United States April 10, 2015 Details
September 26, 2010 reutere Delaware County, New York, United States February 16, 2015 Details
December 26, 2014 gldearman Jefferson County, Florida, United States January 02, 2015 Details
September 24, 2012 fitzclarke@bellsouth.net Chatham County, Georgia, United States December 16, 2014 Details
December 06, 2014 Nancee Cobb Bay County, Florida, United States December 07, 2014 Details
August 31, 2003 Margie Labadie Hyde County, North Carolina, United States September 26, 2014 Details
September 14, 2014 Mike Dillon Harrison County, Texas, United States September 14, 2014 Details
December 10, 2013 DJHiker Granma, Cuba September 07, 2014 Details
June 25, 2014 Englishman Hernando County, Florida, United States June 26, 2014 Details
November 27, 2011 Stylurus Atlántida, Honduras March 07, 2014 Details
January 19, 2014 raven10322 Palm Beach County, Florida, United States January 28, 2014 Details
December 13, 2013 Englishman Hernando County, Florida, United States December 14, 2013 Details
October 12, 2013 curtis.lehman (Jerry McWilliams) Erie County, Pennsylvania, United States November 29, 2013 Details
November 14, 2013 dwitmer Palm Beach County, Florida, United States November 19, 2013 Details
October 18, 2013 Joe Lafferty Brunswick County, North Carolina, United States October 20, 2013 Details
October 06, 2013 Tom Raub Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States October 06, 2013 Details
September 28, 2013 Nancee Cobb Bay County, Florida, United States September 28, 2013 Details
September 07, 2013 bluebird264 Collier County, Florida, United States September 09, 2013 Details
August 18, 2013 ridgeboy Polk County, Florida, United States August 20, 2013 Details
August 09, 2013 toadlily Levy County, Florida, United States August 16, 2013 Details
July 27, 2013 Jeff Trahan Caldwell Parish, Louisiana, United States August 07, 2013 Details
July 04, 2013 awhite369 Sarasota County, Florida, United States July 04, 2013 Details
February 04, 2013 naturgucker57 Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States February 19, 2013 Details
May 14, 2010 JohnsPassDotOrg Pinellas County, Florida, United States February 11, 2013 Details
December 06, 2012 Terry W. Johnson Berrien County, Georgia, United States January 30, 2013 Details
March 29, 2007 rseidler Caddo Parish, Louisiana, United States January 11, 2013 Details
October 12, 2012 Doug Bruce Lauderdale County, Mississippi, United States December 07, 2012 Details
November 20, 2012 Tod Lanier Georgia, Thomas County, United States December 03, 2012 Details
October 17, 2012 Terry W. Johnson Monroe County, Georgia, United States November 28, 2012 Details
October 22, 2012 Jeff Trahan Caddo Parish, Louisiana, United States November 15, 2012 Details
November 03, 2012 Jeff Trahan Red River Parish, Louisiana, United States November 15, 2012 Details