Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Light Marathyssa
Marathyssa basalis Walker, 1865

Family: Euteliidae
Identification: Similar to Dark Marathyssa, but male antennae bipectinate, and broader. Forewing more yellowish brown; general appearance paler. Pm. line meets inner margin at a more oblique angle.
Wing Span: 2.5-3.2 cm.
Life History:
Flight: April-June.
Caterpillar Hosts: Poison ivy.
Adult Food:
Range: Maine and eastern Ontario to Florida, west to Missouri and Texas.
Management Needs:
Comments: NULL