Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Conchylodes ovulalis (Guenée, 1854)


Family: Crambidae
Subfamily: Pyraustinae
Identification: Wings white with violet sheen. Forewing marked with six blackish brown lines and prominent hollow reniform spot.
Wing Span: 2.3-2.8 cm.
Life History:
Flight: May-September.
Caterpillar Hosts: Unrecorded.
Adult Food:
Habitat:
Range: Western Pennsylvania to Florida, west to Missouri and Texas.
Conservation:
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Management Needs:
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Butterflies and moths are accidental pollinators of many flowering plants. While most species do not have special structures to carry pollen, they do brush against pollen and transfer it to other flowers.

Did you know? The Eastern Tailed-Blue (Cupido comyntas) flies close to the ground and uses its short proboscis to probe flowers of wild strawberry, white sweet clover, and other low-lying plants.