Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Hyppa contrasta (McDunnough, 1946)

Family: Noctuidae
Subfamily: Noctuinae
Wing Span: 3.0-4.0 cm
Life History:
Flight: June and July
Caterpillar Hosts: Velvetleaf blueberry (Vaccinium sp.) in the Ericaceae (McCabe 1990). It is probably a generalist feeding on both hardwoods and herbaceous vegetation like related species.
Adult Food:
Habitat: Moist forests
Range: This species is fairly widely distributed in North America. The range extends east from the Pacific Northwest to Newfoundland. It occurs south to Georgia in the Appalachian Mountains.
Management Needs:
Taxonomy Notes: None.