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Identification: forewing dark reddish-brown; basal and subterminal areas shaded with violet; AM and PM lines double, purple; basal, median, and ST lines single, brownish; orbicular and reniform spots filled with either ground color or white; hindwing light reddish-brown with thin dark median line.
Wing Span: 3.0-4.2 cm
Flight: August to October; most common in September
Caterpillar Hosts: larvae bore into roots of Lizard's Tail (Saururus cernuus)
Range: Wisconsin through Michigan and southern Ontario to New York, south to Florida, west to eastern Texas
National Moth Week was July 23-31, 2022!
Moths are amazing creatures. Take photographs and share your moth sightings with us to document the moths where you live. Learn more.