Adults can be seen flying near flowers and above lawns as well as through meadows, parks and fields from spring into autumn. The caterpillars eat dandelions and a variety of other herbs before pupating into their flying adult forms.
Details of the:
Banded Tiger Moth
Category: Butterfly or Moth
Common name: Banded Tiger Moth
Scientific Name: Apantesis vittata
Size (Adult, Length): 32mm to 42mm (1.26in to 1.65in)
Identifying Colors: black, ivory, pink, yellow
Additional Descriptors: banded, striped, lined, red, furry, flying
North American Reach (Though Not Limited To*): Alabama; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; North Carolina; Pennsylvania; South Carolina; Tennessee; Virginia; West Virginia
* Keep in mind that an insect's reach is not limited by lines on a map and therefore may appear in areas/regions/states beyond those listed above.