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:
Habitat:
Range: Nova Scotia to Florida, west to Minnesota, Kansas, and Texas.
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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
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
July 24, 2012 JeanEvoy De Soto County, Florida, United States July 24, 2012 Details
July 02, 2012 lisambaig Broward County, Florida, United States July 14, 2012 Details
July 11, 2012 scfl47 Indian River County, Florida, United States July 11, 2012 Details
January 20, 2010 LLJohnson Dominican Republic May 11, 2012 Details
January 22, 2005 cyric Leon County, Florida, United States April 13, 2012 Details
February 18, 2012 cathee Brevard County, Florida, United States March 18, 2012 Details
February 05, 2012 mmr5076 Hendry County, Florida, United States February 15, 2012 Details
January 26, 2012 suedavies28 Osceola County, Florida, United States January 27, 2012 Details
January 08, 2012 Cherstin Sarasota County, Florida, United States January 16, 2012 Details
November 13, 2011 bentert Collier County, Florida, United States January 04, 2012 Details
September 24, 2004 MaryAnn Friedman Walton County, Florida, United States January 03, 2012 Details
September 30, 2009 curtis.lehman (Mary Jane Seipler) Dare County, North Carolina, United States November 21, 2011 Details
December 10, 2007 Pete Williams Santa Rosa County, Florida, United States August 16, 2011 Details
November 24, 2009 Loret_in_Florida Osceola County, Florida, United States August 14, 2011 Details
December 20, 2010 Shay at GothMoths Orange County, Florida, United States May 17, 2011 Details
November 13, 2005 Lois Stacey (Lois Stacey) Richmond County, Georgia, United States December 31, 2010 Details
June 15, 2010 legacy.reporter (Waddy Thompson) Hendry County, Florida, United States December 31, 2010 Details
November 13, 2005 Lois Stacey (Lois Stacey) Richmond County, Georgia, United States December 31, 2010 Details
June 15, 2010 legacy.reporter (Waddy Thompson) Hendry County, Florida, United States December 31, 2010 Details
January 01, 2009 legacy.reporter (Lisa Habermehl) Volusia County, Florida, United States January 06, 2010 Details
October 29, 2009 legacy.reporter (Kenneth Waldrep) Glynn County, Georgia, United States January 04, 2010 Details
January 01, 1979 legacy.reporter (Murphy, Les) St Charles County, Missouri, United States July 13, 2009 Details
September 24, 1905 legacy.reporter (Heink, C.L.) St. Louis City County, Missouri, United States July 13, 2009 Details
October 01, 1981 legacy.reporter St. Louis City County, Missouri, United States July 13, 2009 Details