This species can be found in meadows, open fields, edges of woodlands, prairies, parks and backyards. They are active from midsummer to mid-autumn. Like other Tiger Moths, adults likely do not feed. Little is known about their larval diet.
Details of the:
Many-Spotted Tiger Moth
Category: Butterfly or Moth
Common name: Many-Spotted Tiger Moth
Scientific Name: Hypercompe permaculata
Size (Adult, Length): 42mm to 55mm (1.65in to 2.17in)
Identifying Colors: white, black
Additional Descriptors: polka dots, spotted, flying, furry, hairy, rolled, fuzzy
North American Reach (Though Not Limited To*): Alaska; Arizona; California; Colorado; Idaho; Montana; Nevada; New Mexico; Oregon; Texas; Utah; Washington; Wyoming; Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; Saskatchewan; Mexico
* 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.