Our summer fundraiser has arrived, and we need your help!
We depend on donations to keep Butterflies and Moths of North America freely available. If everyone who uses this resource makes a donation, we could cover our ongoing costs, develop new features, upgrade the system, and maybe even remove those pesky ads. Please make a one-time or recurring donation to show your support for this valuable source of information. Thank you!
Identification: Forewing dull rusty or reddish-brown beyond PM line and in basal area; median area less so, slightly more grayish; discal spot black, distinct; PM line composed of short dark streaks along veins; subterminal line toothed, faint, with whitish dots at points of teeth, and jog in line near costa; several dark patches along basal two-thirds of costa, and short dark transverse lines along inner margin; fringe grayish with some dark and pale scales; hindwing similar but slightly paler basally, with small faint discal dot
Wing Span: 1.7 cm
Flight: June and July
Caterpillar Hosts: Alder and Spiraea, and one individual was discovered and reared on the fruit of Red Baneberry (Actaea rubra) [Handfield, 1999]
Habitat: Damp fields and open places, abandoned pastures, around marshes, bogs, or any flat wet area [Handfield, 1999]; adults are nocturnal and come to light
Range: Newfoundland and Nova Scotia to Ontario, plus adjacent northeastern states
We want to express our gratitude to all who showed their support by making a contribution this year. You can donate to support this project at any time.