Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Black-bordered Lemon Moth
Marimatha nigrofimbria (Guenée, 1852)

Family: Noctuidae
Subfamily: Acontiinae
Identification: Forewing lemon yellow. Only markings are blackish brown dots representing claviform, reniform, and sometimes orbicular spots, and blackish outer border. Hindwing yellow with light grayish brown outer shading.
Wing Span: 1.8-2.2 cm.
Life History:
Flight: June-September.
Caterpillar Hosts: Crabgrass and morning-glories.
Adult Food:
Range: Massachusetts to Florida, west to Missouri and Texas.
Management Needs:
Comments: formerly of genus Thioptera
Alternate Scientific Names:
Thioptera nigrofimbria