Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Large Necklace Moth
Hypsoropha monilis (Fabricius, 1777)

Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Erebinae
Identification: Forewing warm light brown, orange at base and along outer margin. Four whitish spots inside lower half of postmedial line, and fainter whitish spots beyond st. line, near apex. Antennae bipectinate in both sexes. Hindwing pale orangish, darker toward outer margin.
Wing Span: 3.2-4.2 cm.
Life History:
Flight: April to August.
Caterpillar Hosts: Persimmon.
Adult Food:
Range: Kentucky and North Carolina to Florida, west to central Missouri and Texas.
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs:
Comments: NULL