Delightful Bird-dropping Moth
Acontia delecta Walker, 1858
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.
Displaying 1 - 3 of 3 verified sightings
Observation date: Jun 11, 2016
Submitted by: CA Ivy
Region: Franklin County, Arkansas, United States
Verified by: CA Ivy
Verified date: Jun 25, 2016
Observation date: Aug 25, 2013
Submitted by: wildreturn
Region: Franklin County, Missouri, United States
Verified by: Phillip E. Koenig
Verified date: Aug 28, 2013
Observation date: Jun 13, 2007
Submitted by: legacy.reporter (Donna Brunet)
Region: Cole County, Missouri, United States
Verified by: legacy.verifier (Phil Koenig)
Verified date: Jun 26, 2009