Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Black-Spotted Prominent
Dasylophia anguina (J.E. Smith, 1797)

Family: Notodontidae
Identification: Sexually dimorphic. Lower pm. line sharp, rounded in both sexes. Black oval spots present in lower terminal area. Forewing gray with black streaking in male; shaded with yellowish brown in most of basal and upper median areas in female. Hindwing white in male, gray in female.
Wing Span: 3-4.1 cm.
Life History:
Flight: April-September.
Caterpillar Hosts: Legumes such as clover, lespedeza, locusts, and wild indigo.
Adult Food:
Range: Southern Maine and Quebec to Florida, west to Manitoba and Texas.
Management Needs:
Comments: NULL
Alternate Scientific Names:
Dasylopha anguina