dearest bug people,
once again, thank you for such a wonderful site. i found this little guy (1/2 inch) flying around our control room at the israeli electric co.) i couldn’t get him to pose with his wings open but the under wings were sort of plain, greyish beige. what kind of moth is it???
michael bailey – israel
This looks so much like the American Rattlebox Moth, Utetheisa bella, that we were surprised to read your letter that it is from Israel. A google search of the genus name and Israel led us to a site that pictures Utetheisa pulchella.