Our summer fundraiser has arrived, and we need your help!
We depend on donations to keep Butterflies and Moths of North America freely available. If everyone who uses this resource makes a donation, we could cover our ongoing costs, develop new features, upgrade the system, and maybe even remove those pesky ads. Please make a one-time or recurring donation to show your support for this valuable source of information. Thank you!
Identification: Forewing extremely variable, may be mottled dark gray to almost black. Usually some whitish in median area. Reniform spot usually outlined with white or solid white (form "conspicua" Worthington). Note reddish orange median band with deep scallops near anal angle of hindwing. Fringe pale orangish, narrow except at apex.
Wing Span: 6.5-8.2 cm.
Caterpillar Hosts: Oaks, including black, burr, red, and white oaks.
Range: Newfoundland and Quebec to Florida, and west.
We want to express our gratitude to all who showed their support by making a contribution this year. You can donate to support this project at any time.