The Tulip-Tree Beauty Moth feeds off of various tree species and utilizes its impressive pattern to hide along the bark.
Image Credit: User from Delaware.
The Tulip-Tree Beauty Moth is typically 1.4 inches to 1.9 inches (38mm to 50mm) in size and has the following descriptors / identifiers: spotted; striped; stripes; brown; black; tan; white.
This insect can be found in the following North American states / territories: Alabama; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Illinois; Indiana; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Mississippi; Missouri; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New York; North Carolina; Ohio; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; Tennessee; Texas; Vermont; Virginia; West Virginia; Wisconsin; New Brunswick; Newfoundland and Labrador; Nova Scotia; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Quebec; Mexico.
*Please note that the states/territories listed above are a general indicator of areas inhabited by the Tulip-Tree Beauty Moth. Insects generally go where they please, typically driven by diet, environmental changes, and / or mating habits.
Territorial Area Map (Visual Reference Guide)
The map below showcases (in red) the states and territories of North America where the Tulip-Tree Beauty Moth may be found (but is not limited to). This sort of data can be useful in seeing concentrations of a particular species over the continent as well as revealing possible migratory patterns over a species' given lifespan. Some species are naturally confined by environment, weather, mating habits, food resources and the like while others see widespread expansion across most, or all, of North America