Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Battered Sallow Moth
Sunira verberata (Smith, 1904)

Family: Noctuidae
Subfamily: Noctuinae
Identification: forewing similar to Bicolored Sallow (except there are no individuals whose outer half is completely purplish-gray, as in some bicolorago); hindwing usually evenly shaded with gray except for sharply-defined pale strip along costa; some individuals of bicolorago and verberata have virtually identical hindwings -- either mostly gray or entirely gray -- and can't be reliably distinguished by external appearance
Wing Span: 3.0-3.5 cm
Life History:
Flight: late summer and fall
Caterpillar Hosts:
Adult Food:
Habitat: deciduous woodlands
Range: Alaska and British Columbia to Nova Scotia (but missing from Ontario), south in the west to Oregon and Colorado
Management Needs:
Taxonomy Notes: None.