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Isabella Tiger Moth (Pyrrharctia isabella) At porchlights near an overgrown backyard habitat in NW Georgia (Gordon County), US.<br />
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Isabella Tiger Moth (Pyrrharctia isabella)

At porchlights near an overgrown backyard habitat in NW Georgia (Gordon County), US.

Isabella Tiger Moth (Pyrrharctia isabella) At porchlights near an overgrown backyard habitat in NW Georgia (Gordon County), US.<br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/64677/isabella_tiger_moth_pyrrharctia_isabella.html Banded woolly bear,Geotagged,Pyrrharctia isabella,Summer,United States

Isabella Tiger Moth (Pyrrharctia isabella) At porchlights near an overgrown backyard habitat in NW Georgia (Gordon County), US.<br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/64677/isabella_tiger_moth_pyrrharctia_isabella.html<br />
 Banded woolly bear,Geotagged,Pyrrharctia isabella,Summer,United States

    comments (4)

  1. Really well focused and beautiful species! Posted 8 days ago
    1. Thank you! I think I've become a little obsessed with tiger moths. They always seem so happy to crawl onto my hand for photos (maybe they are secret super models?). This one was not interested in leaving AFTER photos! Posted 7 days ago
      1. Some butterflies do it too, but basically only for our sweat :) Posted 7 days ago
  2. Very beautiful moth Posted 2 days ago

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The moth ''Pyrrharctia isabella'' is known by different common names during its two main life stages. 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 setae.

The insect can be found in many cold regions, including the Arctic. The banded Woolly Bear larva emerges from the egg in the fall and overwinters in its caterpillar form, when it literally.. more

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Lisa Kimmerling
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By Lisa Kimmerling

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Uploaded Aug 9, 2018. Captured Aug 8, 2018 16:51 in 101 Earl St, Plainville, GA 30733, USA.
  • Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
  • f/2.8
  • 1/60s
  • ISO400
  • 60mm