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whether it is pest

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This is called the Ornate Moth, Utetheisa ornatrix, also known as the Bella Moth. Its larvae feed on legumes, mainly lespedeza and lupines. It is not considered to be a pest. It is in the family Erebidae and used to have its own family--the Tiger Moth Family Arctiidae. It is a fairly common moth in the lower latitudes of the United States. It somewhat appears to be patterned like the Ailanthus Webworm Moth, but the black and white markings are reversed.
Kimberly Cook
2017-02-15 07:48:40

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