Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Thin-winged Owlet
Nigetia formosalis Walker, 1866


Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Scolecocampinae
Identification: Easily recognized by the pointed white forewing with gray shading; costal border and median band black. Hindwing gray with black triangle near anal angle.
Wing Span: 1.6-2 cm.
Life History:
Flight: April-August; at least two broods.
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Adult Food:
Habitat:
Range: Southern Connecticut and Ontario to Florida, west to Missouri and Texas.
Conservation:
NCGR: G4
Management Needs:
Comments: NULL