Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Black-spotted Schrankia
Schrankia macula (Druce, 1891)

Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Hypenodinae
Identification: Forewing brownish; yellowish beyond straight, oblique pm. line. Am. line black, broken. Reniform dot and dotted terminal line black. Hindwing gray.
Wing Span: 1.3-1.8 cm.
Life History:
Flight: May-July.
Caterpillar Hosts: Bracket fungus.
Adult Food:
Range: Northern Virginia to Florida, west to Missouri, Arkansas, and Mississippi.
Management Needs:
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Butterflies and moths are accidental pollinators of many flowering plants. While most species do not have special structures to carry pollen, they do brush against pollen and transfer it to other flowers.

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