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Bella Moth
Photo © Judy Gallagher; Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Titusville, Florida; August 2012

Bella or Rattlebox Moth
Utetheisa ornatrix

Bella moths are as pretty as a butterfly. Found in fields and forest edges in eastern North America, the caterpillars feed on rattlebox plants, which contain poisonous alkaloids. Like Monarch butterflies, Bella moths are toxic to predators.