Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Fringe-Tree Sallow
Adita chionanthi (J. E. Smith, 1797)

Family: Noctuidae
Subfamily: Oncocnemidinae
Identification: Forewing pale gray with darker gray shading. Am. and pm. lines and spot outlines sharp, black. Orbicular and reniform spots pale gray, darker toward center. Claviform spot connected to am. line, forming a sharp hollow wedge. Black blotch along costa in median area; thin black anal dash. Hindwing white with narrow grayish brown border.
Wing Span: 3.3-3.8 cm.
Life History:
Flight: Late August-early October.
Caterpillar Hosts: Ash, feverwort, and fringe-tree.
Adult Food:
Range: Nova Scotia to Georgia, west to South Dakota and Kansas.
Management Needs:
Comments: NULL