Attributes of Litocala sexsignata

Litocala sexsignata (Harvey, 1875)

Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Erebinae

Blackish forewing with distinct white reniform and pale orbicular smudge. Each hindwing is black with three round white spots.

Wing Span:
Life History:

Adults are diurnal. They may be seen nectaring at flowers or sipping moisture in muddy spots.

Flight: March to June (mostly April to May).
Caterpillar Hosts:

New foliage of oaks, Quercus, or chinquapin, Chrysolpis, and possibly manzanita.

Adult Food:

Washington, Montana, Utah, and Colorado south to southern California, Baja California Norte, Sonora, and Chihuahua.

Management Needs:
Taxonomy Notes:

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Litocala sexsignata - Litocala_sexsignata_JimConrad-crop.jpg

Litocala sexsignata - Litocala_sexsignata_JimConrad-crop.jpg

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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
March 08, 2016 ishavoda San Benito County, California, United States March 16, 2016 Details
March 22, 2015 klgraves Pima County, Arizona, United States August 28, 2015 Details
March 18, 2015 icosahedron Sonoma County, California, United States March 19, 2015 Details
March 21, 2013 John Saba Maricopa County, Arizona, United States July 23, 2014 Details
February 24, 2014 Robert Gorman Orange County, California, United States February 25, 2014 Details
March 23, 2013 mudgrub12 Placer County, California, United States October 01, 2013 Details
April 02, 2013 c modelski Bernalillo County, New Mexico, United States April 02, 2013 Details
April 16, 2011 Matt ODonnell Bernalillo County, New Mexico, United States May 03, 2011 Details
April 16, 2009 legacy.reporter (Jim Conrad) Josephine County, Oregon, United States May 10, 2010 Details
March 25, 2003 legacy.reporter (Mike Hofmann) Salt Lake County, Utah, United States July 07, 2009 Details
April 15, 1999 legacy.reporter (Ray E. Stanford) Gila County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
April 14, 1999 legacy.reporter (Ray E. Stanford) Navajo County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
April 19, 1996 legacy.reporter (Ray E. Stanford) Navajo County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
April 19, 1999 legacy.reporter (Ray E. Stanford) Pinal County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details