Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Speckled Green Fruitworm Moth
Orthosia hibisci (Guenée, 1852)

Family: Noctuidae
Subfamily: Hadeninae
Identification: Antennae of male are serrate. Forewing grayish brown with very little reddish tinting. Lines and spots usually distinct, usually accepted with vague blackish markings, such as top of st. line and filling in bottom half of reniform spot. Hindwing grayish brown.
Wing Span: 3.2-4.2 cm.
Life History:
Flight: February-May.
Caterpillar Hosts: Wide variety of plants, including apple, crabapple, cherries, plums, and other trees.
Adult Food:
Range: Throughout eastern North America.
Management Needs:
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