Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Smith's Darkwing
Dysgonia smithii Guenée


Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Erebinae
Identification: Forewing light brown with blackish shading inside the antemedial and postmedial lines; note 2 broad, sharp teeth on postmedial line, and black apical marking. Hindwing dark graish brown with 2 faint lines.
Wing Span: 3.8 - 4cm
Life History: NULL
Flight: April to September.
Caterpillar Hosts: NULL
Adult Food: NULL
Habitat: NULL
Range: New Jersey to Florida, west to Missouri and Texas. Rare northward.
Conservation: NULL
NCGR: G4 - Apparently secure globally, though it might be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: NULL
Comments: NULL