Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Silky Sallow
Chaetaglaea sericea (Morrison, 1874)

Family: Noctuidae
Subfamily: Cuculliinae
Identification: Forewing brown with sparse black dusting; veins, lines, spots yellowish. Look for a thin yellow border along costa and inner margin. Lower half of reniform spot blackish. Hindwing dark grayish-brown.
Wing Span: 3.8-4.5 cm.
Life History:
Flight: September-November (to February in South Carolina).
Caterpillar Hosts: Oaks. Larvae have been reared on blueberries and cherries.
Adult Food:
Range: Nova Scotia to northern Florida, west to Wisconsin, Missouri, and Mississippi.
Management Needs:
Comments: NULL