Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Silver-spotted Fern Moth
Callopistria cordata (Ljungh, 1825)

Family: Noctuidae
Subfamily: Amphipyrinae
Identification: Forewing warm brown with large silver spots and silver am. and pm. lines. Hindwing white to pale grayish brown in northern specimens, dark brown in south.
Wing Span: 2.5-2.8 cm.
Life History:
Flight: June-early August. As early as March in southern United States.
Caterpillar Hosts: Ferns.
Adult Food:
Range: Nova Scotia to central Florida, west to Wisconsin and Texas.
Management Needs:
Comments: NULL