Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Southern Spragueia
Spragueia dama


Family: Noctuidae
Subfamily: Acontiinae
Identification: Bright forewing patterns of orange, yellow, and black. Upper half of basal area yellow, lower half black in this moth. Note single blackish spot at outer margin. Hindwing grayish brown.
Wing Span: 1.5-1.6 cm.
Life History:
Flight: May-September.
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Range: Kentucky and North Carolina to Florida, west to Missouri and Texas.
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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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