Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Orange-patched Smoky Moth
Pyromorpha dimidiata Herrich-Schäffer, [1854]

Family: Zygaenidae
Subfamily: Procridinae
Identification: Wings black and translucent except for orange basal half of forewing from costa to vein 1A.
Wing Span: 1.8-2.8 cm.
Life History:
Flight: May-July.
Caterpillar Hosts: Reported feeding on underside of fallen oak leaves.
Adult Food:
Range: New York to Florida, west to Manitoba, Missouri, and Mississippi.
Management Needs:
Comments: NULL