Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Bog Deltote
Deltote bellicula (Hubner, 1818)


Family: Noctuidae
Subfamily: Eustrotiinae
Identification: Forewing gray, with chocolate brown shading in median and terminal areas and an orangish patch in st. area. Spots and pm. line white; pale orange bar connects orbicular and reniform spots. Hindwing grayish brown.
Wing Span: 1.9-2.2 cm.
Life History:
Flight: June-August.
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Range: Newfoundland to Florida, west to Illinois, Kansas and Texas.
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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.