Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Mouralia tinctoides (Guenée, 1852)


Family: Noctuidae
Subfamily: Plusiinae
Identification:
Wing Span: 3.4-4.0 cm
Life History:
Flight: August through April.
Caterpillar Hosts: Spiderworts including small-leaf spiderwort (Tradescantia fluminensis) and inchplant (T. zebrina)
Adult Food:
Habitat:
Range: Native populations from the southeast Unites States to Texas; apparently introduced to California before 1935.
Conservation:
NCGR:
Management Needs:
Comments:
Taxonomy Notes: None.