Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

Bordered Sallow
Pyrrhia cilisca (Hufnagel, 1766)

Family: Noctuidae
Subfamily: Heliothentinae
Identification: Forewing rusty orange with dull reddish to grayish brown lines, spot outlines, and veins. Hindwing shiny yellow with purplish red shading.
Wing Span: 3.2-4 cm.
Life History:
Flight: May - October.
Caterpillar Hosts: Alders, cabbage, roses, sumacs, walnuts; larvae may eat flowers and fruits as well as foliage.
Adult Food:
Range: Newfoundland to South Carolina, west to Manitoba and Texas.
NCGR: Not yet ranked.
Management Needs:
Comments: NULL
Taxonomy Notes: Previously known as Pyrrhia umbra, which is now a junior synonym.
Alternate Scientific Names:
Pyrrhia umbra
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