Virginian Tiger Moth (Spilosoma virginica)

Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Arctiidae (ark-TYE-ih-dee) (Info)
Genus: Spilosoma
Species: virginica

Regional

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Cornelia, Georgia
Croton On Hudson, New York
North Tonawanda, New York
Glouster, Ohio
Hulbert, Oklahoma
Leesburg, Virginia
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On Jan 21, 2007, DiOhio from Corning, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

The color of the larvae to this moth can be highly variable, from orange to yellow to reddish-brown.

Host plants: The Yellow Bear is highly polyphagous on low growing plants and shrubs.

Three or more generations in the south, one or two in the north.