Identification: forewing dark brown with lighter brown subterminal band and small basal patch; reniform spot either solid white or brown with white outline and white streak in middle; two diverging white lines extend from inner corner of reniform spot into subterminal area (these lines may be lacking in specimens with solid white reniform spot); orbicular spot an oblique rounded rectangle, brown with white outline; pale yellowish-brown patch at apex; hindwing dirty white, shading to gray distally, with dark veins and pale fringe
Wing Span: about 3.7 cm
Flight: adults fly from August to October in Alberta
Caterpillar Hosts: sedges (Cyperaceae) and rarely corn.
Habitat: wet meadows, marshes
Range: coast to coast in southern Canada and northern United States, south in the west to California
Taxonomy Notes: None.
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