Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Wavy Chestnut Y Moth
Autographa mappa (Grote & Robinson, 1868)

Family: Noctuidae
Subfamily: Plusiinae
Identification: Forewing is mottled red-brown with thin wavy dark brown and black lines and the stigma broken into two spots.
Wing Span: 3.0 - 4.0 cm
Life History:
Flight: Adults are nocturnal, usually fly in June and July
Caterpillar Hosts: Nettles (Urtica) and blueberry (Vaccinium) have been reported.
Adult Food:
Habitat: Open woodlands and edges.
Range: British Columbia to Newfoundland south to Massachusetts, west to Oregon.
Management Needs:
Taxonomy Notes: None.