Bent-Winged Owlet
Bleptina caradrinalis (Gn.)
Noctuidae
Hodges 8370


Photo courtesy Pete Williams, Gulf Breeze, Florida
Copyright (c) 2007 Pete Williams
April 28, 2007

Identification: Covell, Moths of Eastern North America, Page 325. There will be slight bend inward along the costa of the forewings (the forewing curves slightly outward in most noctuids). The wings are gray, shaded with brown. The ante-median and post-median lines are jagged. The median line is diffuse. The sub-terminal line is sharp and yellowish. The spots are black; the orbicular spot is smaller and the reniform spot is prominent. Caterpillar host plants are clover, hickory, dead leaves and barberry.

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