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EENY358: Bella Moth, Rattlebox Moth, Inornate Moth or Calico Moth, Utetheisa ornatrix (Linnaeus) (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Arctiidae: Arctiinae)

Figure 8. A flower spike of lanceleaf rattlebox, Crotalaria lanceolata E. Mey, with carpenter ants feeding at extrafloral nectaries. This plant is a host of the bella moth, Utetheisa ornatrix (Linnaeus).

Credit: Don Hall, University of Florida