Identification: Forewing gray with fine wood-grain pattern of brown and black. Northern specimens have a whitish border along forewing costa that is absent in typical subspecies. Hindwing orange, red with black bands and white fringe.
Wing Span: 5.6-6.5 cm.
Caterpillar Hosts: Oaks, particularly scrub oak.
Habitat: Oak-pine barrens.
Range: Subspecies gerhardi is found from Massachusetts to North Carolina; typical form (subspecies herodias) is known from Oklahoma and Texas.
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Observation date: Jul 27, 2014
Submitted by: TeaKH
Region: Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States