Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Chocolate Moth
Acherdoa ferraria (Walker, 1865)

Family: Noctuidae
Subfamily: Noctuinae
Identification: Forewing chocolate to reddish-brown with purplish-gray in terminal area; lower AM and PM lines white; most of reniform spot edged with white; hindwing brownish-black; antennae broadly pectinate in male, simple in female
Wing Span: 2.6-2.8 cm
Life History:
Flight: March to September, or all year in southern Florida
Caterpillar Hosts:
Adult Food:
Range: Maryland and Virginia to Florida, west to Louisiana
Management Needs:
Taxonomy Notes: None.