Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Microhelia angelica (Smith, 1900)

Family: Noctuidae
Subfamily: Heliothentinae
Identification: see http://pnwmoths.biol.wwu.edu/browse/family-noctuidae/subfamily-heliothinae/microhelia/microhelia-angelica/
Wing Span: 0.8-1.2 cm
Life History:
Flight: Spring and early summer
Caterpillar Hosts: Flowers and seedheads of Lagophylla ramosissima and possibly also on other species in this genus (Asteraceae).
Adult Food:
Range: The foothill regions surrounding the Columbia Basin in Oregon and Washington. It has also been found in the southern Cascade Range in Oregon, extending south through California.
Management Needs:
Taxonomy Notes: None.