Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

Dryotype opina (Grote, 1878)

Family: Noctuidae
Subfamily: Noctuinae
Wing Span: 2.6-3.2 cm
Life History:
Flight: September to November.
Caterpillar Hosts: Lathyrus, and Lupinus spp.
Adult Food:
Range: British Columbia to central California
Management Needs:
Taxonomy Notes: None.

Pollinator Week was June 20-26, 2022!

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.