Butterflies and Moths of North America

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White-spotted Properigea
Properigea albimacula (Barnes & McDunnough, 1912)

Family: Noctuidae
Subfamily: Noctuinae
Identification: Forewing dark grayish-brown except for conspicuous white patch in lower half of reniform spot; AM and PM lines toothed, black with pale edging; ST line jagged, indistinct; hindwing gray, paler toward base
Wing Span: 2.9 cm
Life History:
Flight: May to September in California
Caterpillar Hosts:
Adult Food:
Range: California to British Columbia, east to Utah
Management Needs:

Pollinator Week is June 20-26, 2022!

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.

Did you know? The Eastern Tailed-Blue (Cupido comyntas) flies close to the ground and uses its short proboscis to probe flowers of wild strawberry, white sweet clover, and other low-lying plants.