Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Norape ovina (Sepp, )
Phalxna ovina Sepp, 
Ulosota cretata Grote, 1864
* phylogenetic sequence #140700
Explanation of Names
Species name ovina is Latin, meaning "of or like sheep."
Wingspan 27-33 mm.
Forewing length 11-17 mm. (1)
Adult - wings and body pure gleaming white, seperated from other white moths by wing shape, and stout hairy body. HW rounded. Male has orangish antennae.
AZ, se US / Mex. to S. Amer. - Map
A variety of hosts reported including black locust, hackberry and redbud. (1)
Two generations per year in most of range, likely more in south.
Caterpillar has stinging spines.
Covell Jr., C.V. Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America. p.413, plate 13 (2)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. p.165, pl.20.27m (1)
Sepp, J.C. 1848-52. Surinaamsche vlinders : naar het leven geteekend 3: 233
Wagner, D.L. 2005. Caterpillars of Eastern North America. Princeton University Press. p.56 (3)