Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Spotted Thyris
Thyris maculata (Harris, 1839)

Family: Thyrididae
Subfamily: Thyridinae
Identification: Wings blackish with inconspicuous orange spots. Note round, translucent whitish spot in median area of forewing. Two other spots close together on hindwing.
Wing Span: 1.2-1.5 cm.
Life History:
Flight: May-September.
Caterpillar Hosts: Clematis and Houstonia species.
Adult Food:
Range: Quebec to North Carolina, west to Kansas and Mississippi.
Management Needs:
Comments: NULL