A very common moth throughout eastern North America and north to southern Canada. They range west to southern Arizona and south to Central America, at least as far as Costa Rica. Larvae feed on a wide variety of host plants -- over 100 recorded plant genera in North America -- , including such diverse plants as azaleas, blackberry, clover, cotton, current, hackberry, hibiscus, mesquite, palms, rear, redbud, roses and willows. (University of Florida "Featured Creature")
Prominent eye spots on hind wings are distinctive and found on both males and females. Males are usually yellow while females are a rusty red color.
(Previous post includes photos of female, eggs and caterpillars.)