Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Eight-barred Lygropia Moth
Lygropia octonalis (Zeller, 1873)

Family: Crambidae
Subfamily: Pyraustinae
Identification: forewing white with four brownish-orange bars along costa; bars connect via fine wavy lines to small markings along inner margin; upper half of fringe dark-scaled, lower half pale-scaled; hindwing white; legs white with thick brown bands; top of head and body white, with orange markings on thorax and abdomen
Wing Span: about 1.6 cm
Life History:
Flight: June to September
Caterpillar Hosts:
Adult Food:
Range: southwestern United States from California to Texas
Management Needs: