Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Goldenrod Stowaway
Cirrhophanus triangulifer Grote, 1872

Family: Noctuidae
Subfamily: Amphipyrinae
Identification: Body and wings bright, shiny yellow; forewing streaked with orange; pm. line broadly curved. Hindwing may have slight grayish brown shading.
Wing Span: 3-4.4 cm.
Life History: Adults are often found during the day on yellow flowers such as goldenrods, where they are well concealed.
Flight: Late August-September.
Caterpillar Hosts: Spanish needles.
Adult Food:
Range: New York to northern Florida, west to Kansas and Texas.
Management Needs:
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