Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Lacinipolia triplehorni (Selman & Leuschner, 2001)

Family: Noctuidae
Subfamily: Noctuinae
Identification: Sexually dimorphic. Males much paler than females, so much so that maculation of males is very difficult to discern. Much darker females have a wavy subterminal line and a sinuate postmedial line that does not touch the reniform spot.
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Range: Known only from Arizona
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Taxonomy Notes: None.

Pollinator Week was June 20-26, 2022!

Butterflies and moths are accidental pollinators of many flowering plants. While most species do not have special structures to carry pollen, they do brush against pollen and transfer it to other flowers.

Did you know? The Eastern Tailed-Blue (Cupido comyntas) flies close to the ground and uses its short proboscis to probe flowers of wild strawberry, white sweet clover, and other low-lying plants.