Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Brown-lined Sallow Moth
Sympistis badistriga (Grote, 1872)

Family: Noctuidae
Subfamily: Oncocnemidinae
Identification: forewing brown with variable white scaling and small black streaks in subterminal area; AM and PM lines very thin, curved; black basal dash extends to PM line; another black dash extends through reniform spot and upper PM line hindwing shiny, whitish; brown toward outer margin [description by Charles Covell]
Wing Span: 3.0-3.2 cm
Life History:
Flight: adults fly from June to August in Canada
Caterpillar Hosts: honeysuckle (Lonicera spp.)
Adult Food:
Range: North America east of the Rockies (but unrecorded between New Jersey and Florida - apparently quite rare in the southeast)
Management Needs: