Attributes of Xanthopastis regnatrix

Spanish Moth
Xanthopastis regnatrix (Grote, 1863)

Family: Noctuidae
Subfamily: Hadeninae
Identification: Easily recognized by the hairy black body and pink forewing with black markings; yellow around spots and in terminal area. Hindwing blackish.
Wing Span: 3.9-4.5 cm.
Life History:
Flight: April-July in Mississippi; November-May and September in Florida.
Caterpillar Hosts: Figs (Ficus species), spider lily, and narcissus. Larva has been reared on iceberg lettuce.
Adult Food:
Habitat:
Range: Staten Island, New York and New Jersey to Florida, west to Kentucky, Arkansas and Texas.
Conservation:
NCGR:
Management Needs:
Taxonomy Notes: Formerly Xanthopastis timais. Poole (1989) recognized X. timais as the senior synonym of regatrix in Lepidopterum Catalogus - Noctuidae. Lafontaine and Schmidt's 2010 Noctuoidea of North America also recognized X. regnatrix as the preferred name.

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Xanthopastis timais - Xanthopastis_timaisMOBolinger25Aug2009AlanEBrant.jpg

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Xanthopastis timais - Xanthopastis_timais-cropped-StuartMarcus.jpg

Xanthopastis timais - Xanthopastis_timais-cropped-StuartMarcus.jpg

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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
July 05, 2014 Debbie D East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, United States July 18, 2014 Details
May 01, 2014 Laurie f Gadsden County, Florida, United States May 01, 2014 Details
February 26, 2014 bentert Collier County, Florida, United States February 27, 2014 Details
January 01, 2014 totonka Palm Beach County, Florida, United States January 05, 2014 Details
May 18, 2013 Rad Cad22 Palm Beach County, Florida, United States May 29, 2013 Details
March 22, 2013 bentert Collier County, Florida, United States May 19, 2013 Details
March 01, 2013 michellebradbury Monroe County, Florida, United States March 01, 2013 Details
June 15, 1989 curtis.lehman (Gregory M. Stanko) Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States January 11, 2013 Details
October 19, 2008 Tatiana Staats Sarasota County, Florida, United States October 25, 2012 Details
April 19, 2012 julialephiew Cleveland County, Arkansas, United States July 29, 2012 Details
March 08, 2012 JasonPike1980 Texas, Rusk County, United States May 21, 2012 Details
May 10, 2012 DevineButterfly22 Crittenden County, Kentucky, United States May 10, 2012 Details
April 14, 2012 MaryAnn Friedman Okaloosa County, Florida, United States April 16, 2012 Details
May 22, 2005 MaryAnn Friedman Wakulla County, Florida, United States January 16, 2012 Details
June 09, 2010 fitzclarke@bellsouth.net Chatham County, Georgia, United States September 08, 2011 Details
May 15, 2009 rdhealy1951 Hart County, Kentucky, United States June 05, 2011 Details
May 22, 2009 rdhealy1951 Hart County, Kentucky, United States June 05, 2011 Details
May 23, 2009 rdhealy1951 Hart County, Kentucky, United States June 05, 2011 Details
May 31, 2009 rdhealy1951 Hart County, Kentucky, United States June 05, 2011 Details
May 10, 2005 rdhealy1951 Hart County, Kentucky, United States June 05, 2011 Details
April 19, 2006 rdhealy1951 Hart County, Kentucky, United States June 05, 2011 Details
April 22, 2007 rdhealy1951 Hart County, Kentucky, United States June 05, 2011 Details
June 17, 2007 rdhealy1951 Hart County, Kentucky, United States June 05, 2011 Details
May 07, 2005 rdhealy1951 Hart County, Kentucky, United States June 05, 2011 Details
May 02, 2011 Rhonda_Siminian Horry County, South Carolina, United States May 09, 2011 Details
August 25, 2009 legacy.reporter (Alan E. Brant) Bollinger County, Missouri, United States October 16, 2009 Details
August 25, 2009 legacy.reporter (Alan E. Brant) Bollinger County, Missouri, United States September 24, 2009 Details
February 26, 2009 legacy.reporter (Stuart Marcus) Texas, Liberty County, United States April 08, 2009 Details
January 01, 1970 legacy.reporter (Richard B. Dominick Moth and Butterfly Collection) Charleston County, South Carolina, United States December 10, 2007 Details