THE WHITE-SPECK, WHITE-DOTTED PROMINENT, AND ISABELLA TIGER MOTH

Isabella Tiger moth. This species is known for its famous black and brown caterpillar, the Woolly Bear. These caterpillars seem to be everywhere in the fall, but strangely, the adult moth is not overly common. Either the adults are more secretive than their caterpillars, or they have a high mortality rate, or both. I have found a few Isabella Tiger adults at my UV lights from May through October.

White-dotted Prominents can be attracted to UV lights from late April through August.

The White-speck Moth (also known as the Armyworm Moth), photographed at Cedar Bog. This is one of our area's most abundant moths. I have found them every month from April through December.

White-dotted Prominent moth, another very common species. Notice the pair of tiny white dots on the wing.