Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Disparaged Arches
Orthodes detracta (Walker, 1857)

Family: Noctuidae
Subfamily: Hadeninae
Identification: Forewing grayish brown; reddish brown blotch beyond claviform spot, which is a solid, blackish wedge. Orbicular and reniform spots grayish, indistinct. Lines inconspicuous. Black streaks on veins in terminal area. Hindwing evenly dark grayish brown.
Wing Span: 3-3.5 cm.
Life History:
Flight: Late May-early August.
Caterpillar Hosts: Blueberries, clover, hickories, oaks, and other plants.
Adult Food:
Range: Nova Scotia and Quebec to North Carolina, west through southern Canada, south to Arkansas and Kansas.
Management Needs:
Comments: Genus was changed from Polia to Orthodes in 7/2009 as per Hugh McGuinness.
Alternate Scientific Names:
Polia detracta