Virginian Tiger Moth
(Also known as Yellow Woolybear Moth)
Spilosoma virginica (F)
Hodges 8137

March 21, 2007

Identification: Covell, Moths of Eastern North America, Page 67. The coxa and femur of the foreleg is white with yellow and black markings. The wings are pure white, usually with several small black spots on the forewing, and a few spots on the hindwing, especially near the anal angle. There is some yellow shading between the middorsal and lateral lines of black spots on the abdomen. Caterpillar host plants are many, including cabbage, tobacco, walnut, willow, cherry and corn.

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