Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

Delightful Bird-dropping Moth
Acontia delecta Walker, 1858

Family: Noctuidae
Subfamily: Acontiinae
Identification: Easily recognized by yellow hindwing. Forewing white with brown and dark blue basal and st. shading. Shading in upper basal area sometimes extends across median area and merges with shading in lower st. area.
Wing Span: 2.8-3.2 cm.
Life History: May be flushed from flowers in open fields during day.
Flight: May, June, July, and September. At least two broods.
Caterpillar Hosts: Swamp rose-mallow.
Adult Food:
Management Needs:
Comments: NULL
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