Butterflies and Moths of North America

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10-spotted Rhododendron Moth
Dysstroma sobria (Swett, 1917)

Family: Geometridae
Subfamily: Larentiinae
Identification: Forewing with a white median band and dark brown basal and postmedian bands.
Wing Span: 3.8 cm.
Life History:
Flight: Midsummer.
Caterpillar Hosts: Rhododendron, Salal (Gaultheria shallon)
Adult Food:
Management Needs:
Comments: Changed spelling from sobra to sobria.

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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.