Butterflies and Moths of North America

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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: