Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Setagrotis pallidicollis (Grote, 1880)

Family: Noctuidae
Subfamily: Noctuinae
Identification: Forewings grey with a reddish-brown wash in the lower portion of the median area and in the subterminal area. The reddish cast is more pronounced in the species as one goes south into California. The antennae of males are moderately biserrate and bifasciculate while the antennae of females are filiform.
Wing Span: 3.2-3.4 cm
Life History:
Flight: Mid-July to early September.
Caterpillar Hosts: Deciduous shrubs, such as serviceberry (Amelanchier alnifolia) and alder (Alnus).
Adult Food:
Range: Alberta and British Columbia, Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, and California.
Management Needs:
Taxonomy Notes: None.

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