Butterflies and Moths of North America

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The Asteroid
Cucullia asteroides Guenée, 1852

Family: Noctuidae
Subfamily: Cuculliinae
Identification: Forewing whitish gray with brown and blackish shading along costa that widens toward apex; brown to blackish border of inner margin widens at anal angle. Pm. line reduced to a white crescent at inner margin. Hindwing white with grayish brown border.
Wing Span: 4.4-5.6 cm.
Life History:
Flight: May-September.
Caterpillar Hosts: Flowers of asters, goldenrods, and other composites.
Adult Food:
Range: Newfoundland to Florida, west to Manitoba, Arkansas, and Mississippi.
Management Needs:
Comments: NULL