Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

Happy Pollinator Week: June 21-27, 2021! Butterflies and moths are pollinators of many flowering plants.

Did you know? The Hummingbird Clearwing (Hemaris thysbe) hovers in flight and uses its long tongue to sip nectar from flowers.

Pseudeva purpurigera (Walker, 1858)

Family: Noctuidae
Subfamily: Plusiinae
Identification: Light rust brown forewing has a straight postmedial line, is slightly falcate, and has a convex outer margin. Larvae are pale green with white lines and diagonal slashes, and they have a humpback appearance due to dorsally enlarged first four and eighth abdominal segments. Outer surface of the cocoon has patches and knots of silk.
Wing Span:
Life History:
Flight: Late June - early August.
Caterpillar Hosts: Meadow-rue, Thalictrum (Ranunculaceae).
Adult Food:
Range: Alberta east to the Maritime Provinces and south, dicsontinuously, to Colorado, New Mexico, and eastern Arizona. In the East, ranges to South Carolina.
Management Needs: