Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Palm Flower Moth
Litoprosopus coachella (Hill, 1921)

Family: Erebidae
Identification: Forewing tan or pale gray with two dark diagonal marks along costa; hindwing has two black-rimmed white spots near anal angle.
Wing Span: 3.2-6.0 cm
Life History:
Flight: May to June and again from August to September in southern California.
Caterpillar Hosts: Larvae feed on flowers of Washington fan palm (Washingtonia robusta) and other palm species.
Adult Food:
Habitat: On or near palm trees.
Range: Arizona, California, and probably southern Nevada.
Management Needs:
Taxonomy Notes: None.