A typical arctiid, the Isabella tiger moth (Isia isabella), emerges in spring and attains a wingspan of 37 to 50 mm ( to 2 inches). Black spots mark its abdomen and yellow wings. The larva, known as the banded woolly bear, is brown in the middle and black at both ends. Isabella tiger moth is notable for its larval and adult stages. The larvae, often referred to as wooly bears, are usually black at the anterior and posterior, but red to orange-brown in the center. On some individuals, the black coloring may be relegated to the anterior end.
The adult is the Isabella Tiger Moth and the larva is called the Banded Woolly Bear. The larvae of many species of Arctiid moths are called "woolly bears" because of their long, thick, furlike setaeFolklore: Folklore of the eastern United States and Canada holds that the relative amounts of brown and black on the skin of a Woolly Bear. Painted Tiger Moths are part of a bold and attractive, and somewhat large, moth family. This species is no exception. The dense marbled pattern on its forewings makes a great cover for the bright, rosy hindwings that are visible when the moth is resting with wings spread or in flight. Even its upper legs show off that lively shade of pink.
Milkweed Tussock Moth or Milkweed Tiger Moth Euchaetes egle (Drury, Adult Food: Habitat: Range: Maine and southern Canada to Florida We depend on donations to keep Butterflies and Moths of North America freely available. We want to express our gratitude to all who showed their support by making a contribution this year. You can. Mar 11, · Tiger moths are often (but not always) brightly colored, with bold markings in geometric shapes. They tend to be small to medium in size and bear filiform antennae. The adults are mostly nocturnal, and hold their wings flat, like a roof over their bodies, when at rest.