Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Beautiful Wood-nymph
Eudryas grata Fabricius

Family: Noctuidae
Subfamily: Agaristinae
Identification: Edge between the white area on forewing and brown band is not scalloped; brown border of hindwing does not reach apex. Larger than Eudryas unio.
Wing Span: 3.5 - 4.6 cm
Life History: These moths roll up their wings at rest, creating a pattern that looks like bird droppings.
Flight: One flight from May to August in the north, two flights in the south.
Caterpillar Hosts: Ampelopsis, buttonbush, grapes, hops, Virginia creeper.
Adult Food: NULL
Habitat: NULL
Range: Nova Scotia to Florida; west through southern Ontario to Minnesota; south to Texas.
Conservation: NULL
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: NULL
Comments: NULL