Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Catabenoides vitrina (Walker, 1857)

Family: Noctuidae
Subfamily: Oncocnemidinae
Identification: Forewing light brownish-gray with several black longitudinal lines running length of wing; PM line curves immediately below costa toward outer margin, then breaks into dark dots before continuing to inner margin; diffuse dark patch at anal angle; female has thick black line running through center of wing from base to midpoint of outer margin; fringe checkered; hindwing white with some brownish-gray shading along upper half of outer margin; fringe white.
Wing Span: 2.2-2.6 cm
Life History:
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Range: California to western Texas, south into Mexico and Central America.
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Taxonomy Notes: None.

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Butterflies and moths are accidental pollinators of many flowering plants. While most species do not have special structures to carry pollen, they do brush against pollen and transfer it to other flowers.

Did you know? The Eastern Tailed-Blue (Cupido comyntas) flies close to the ground and uses its short proboscis to probe flowers of wild strawberry, white sweet clover, and other low-lying plants.

There are no sightings for this species.