Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Orange Wing Moth
Mellilla xanthometata Walker, 1862

Family: Geometridae
Subfamily: Ennominae
Identification: The only geometer moth with bright orange hindwing. Forewing varies from gray to brown, with variable but nearly straight lines and black st. spot.
Wing Span: 1.6-2.1 cm.
Life History: Active both day and night.
Flight: April-October.
Caterpillar Hosts: Locust trees.
Adult Food:
Range: New Jersey to South Carolina, west to Nebraska and Texas.
Management Needs:
Comments: NULL