Bella Moth (Utetheisa ornatrix)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Bella Moth (Utetheisa ornatrix)

A diurnal moth. Rabbitbells (Crotalaria rotundifolia) is a larval host in my yard for the caterpillar larva of this beauty.

Shown on Florida Native Blackberry (Rubus spp.)

My take: http://web.archive.org/web/20120702071508/http://www.beautifulwildlifegarden.com/half-hidden-beauty-in-the-garden.html

From May 2010, shown on larval host plant:

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