Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

Happy Pollinator Week: June 21-27, 2021! Butterflies and moths are pollinators of many flowering plants.

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Formosa Looper Moth
Chrysanympha formosa (Grote, 1865)

Family: Noctuidae
Subfamily: Plusiinae
Identification: Forewing grayish white, sometimes with pinkish tint. Lower median area metallic brown. Darkest markings are black top of am. line and evenly curved st. line. No distinct stigma. Hindwing grayish brown, darker at outer margin.
Wing Span: 3-3.5 cm.
Life History:
Caterpillar Hosts: Blueberry and dwarf huckleberry.
Adult Food:
Management Needs:
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