Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Psectrotarsia suavis (Hy. Edwards, 1884)

Family: Noctuidae
Subfamily: Heliothentinae
Identification: Forewing ground color yellow with bright pink markings.
Wing Span: males 2.7-3.4 cm; females 3.2-3.3 cm
Life History:
Flight: June to September.
Caterpillar Hosts:
Adult Food:
Habitat: Shortgrass prairie.
Range: Southwestern South Dakota; northeast and western Nebraska; northern and southwestern Kansas; eastern Colorado; New Mexico east of the Rocky Mountains; southern Arizona; panhandle of Oklahoma and Texas; also central, southern and western Texas.
Management Needs:
Taxonomy Notes: None.