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ISM System :Butterfly and Moth Collection: Introduction

Moths

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Pyrrharctia isabella (Isabella Tiger Moth)

The forewings of the Isabella Tiger Moth are light orange, while the hindwings are whitish-yellow. Both wings have faint spots and lines. Wingspan is from 1.75 to 2.5 inches.

Pupation is in spring; adults fly from April to August. Females lay eggs on many plants, including corn, burch cabbage, and sunflower. The caterpillars or larvae are the well-known black and red Woolly Bears.

Collection of the Illinois State Museum
Photographed by Dr. Everett Cashatt
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<b>Pyrrharctia isabella  (Isabella Tiger Moth)</b>

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