Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Three-lined Flower Moth
Schinia trifascia Hübner, 1818

Family: Noctuidae
Subfamily: Heliothentinae
Identification: Forewing deep olive green to grayish; median area paler. Note three white lines on forewing; am. line sharply bent toward costa; pm. and st. lines nearly straight. Hindwing greenish white; some grayish brown outer shading in some specimens.
Wing Span: 2-3.1 cm.
Life History:
Flight: July-October.
Caterpillar Hosts: False boneset and joe-pye-weed.
Adult Food:
Range: Central New York and southern Ontario to Florida, west to Minnesota, Nebraska, and Texas.
Management Needs:
Comments: NULL