Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Rustic Quaker
Orthodes majuscula Herrich-Schäffer, 1868

Family: Noctuidae
Subfamily: Hadeninae
Identification: Forewing gray to brown. Black triangle in middle of collar. Forewing lines sharp, yellowish; pm. line bends toward costa on vein M(1); black dots on veins just beyond it. Orbicular and reniform spots large, often touching. Hindwing dark grayish brown.
Wing Span: 2.8-3.5 cm.
Life History:
Flight: May-August.
Caterpillar Hosts: Wide variety, including dandelion, grasses, and willows.
Adult Food:
Range: Throughout eastern North America.
Management Needs:
Comments: Species name changed from crenulata to majuscula 8/2009 as per Hugh McGuinness.
Alternate Scientific Names:
Orthodes crenulata