Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Nymphula Moth
Nymphula ekthlipsis (Grote, 1876)

Family: Crambidae
Subfamily: Acentropinae
Identification: Adult: wings deep yellow with large white patches rimmed by thick black lines; medial area of forewing has large white U-shaped patch, with the base of the "U" touching the costa, and another large oval patch touching the inner margin; hindwing has broad white medial band crossing wing, and large oval patch touching costa; all wings have white subterminal band and yellow terminal band, both edged in black
Wing Span: 1.8-2.6 cm.
Life History:
Flight: June to August
Caterpillar Hosts:
Adult Food:
Range: Great Lakes area: Internet records from southern Quebec and Ontario, New York, Michigan, Wisconsin
Management Needs: