bella moth caterpillarI spoke with “In Defense of Plants” about the Rattlebox Plants (Crotalaria) and the associated Bella Moth (Utetheisa ornatrix).


The gallery below illustrates the fascinating relationships between the moths and the plants and resulted from my field work in the Alachua County, north-central Florida.




For additional information, also see:

“Exotic plants affect native moths” by Danielle Torrent

“Bella moth keeps invasive plants at bay” by Stephanie Livingston