Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Black-patched Graylet
Hyperstrotia secta (Grote, 1879)

Family: Noctuidae
Subfamily: Acontiinae
Identification: Almost identical to Dotted Graylet, but with a prominent black patch in lower median area. Forewing gray with inconspicuous whitish lines. Reniform spot contains 1-2 black dots. Hindwing dark grayish brown.
Wing Span: 1.5-1.9 cm.
Life History:
Flight: June-August.
Caterpillar Hosts: Red and white oaks.
Adult Food:
Range: Massachusetts and southern Ontario to North Carolina and Alabama, est to Missouri and Mississippi.
Management Needs:
Comments: NULL