Spotted Moth
Hi Daniel,
Can you help me to identify this moth we found in our barn? We are in North Central Florida. Thanks in advance!

Hi again Sandra,
Nice to hear from you again. You have a photo of an Eyed Tiger Moth, Ecpantheria deflorata. It has a beautiful black wooly bear caterpillar with black hairs and bands of crimson at the body segments. According to Holland: “The Eyed Tiger Moth ranges from southern News England, where it is rare, through the southern parts of the united States into Mexico. It is quite common in the Carolinas.” The larvae feed on plantain, Plantago.

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