Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Long-horned Owlet
Hypenula cacuminalis (Walker, 1859)

Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Herminiinae
Identification: Similar to Renia species, but male lacks antennal tuft. Labial palps (the "horns") are long and upturned in both sexes, with a triangular tuft at the tip. Wings dull dark grayish brown with fine, scalloped black lines. Note white dots in dull orangish reniform spot.
Wing Span: 2.8-3.9 cm.
Life History:
Flight: Common all year in Florida.
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Adult Food:
Range: Southeastern New Jersey to Florida, west to Texas.
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