Identification: Forewing variably dark grayish-brown peppered with variable number of white or white-tipped scales, white scales usually forming a longitudinal sinuate line on inner marginal half; some specimens have narrow brown subbasal and median fasciae, with the median fascia interrupted near CuA1 to form triangular spot near anal angle; some specimens have a brown longitudinal streak, continuous or interrupted, from base to apex; hindwing light grayish-brown with long pale fringe scales
Wing Span: 1.2-1.7 cm
Flight: February and March in the south; March and April in the north
Caterpillar Hosts: hawthorn (Crataegus spp.)
Range: Massachusetts, through southern Quebec and Ontario to Michigan, south to Arkansas and eastern Texas; absent from Florida and other southeastern states
Taxonomy Notes: None.
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