Dark-Spotted Palthis
Palthis angulalis (Hbn.)
Noctuidae
Hodges 8397

Identification: Covell, Moths of Eastern North America, Page 327. The forewing is gray with a blackish-brown median line that does not reach the costa. The blackish-brown reniform spot is usually prominent. There is a vague orangish patch below the spot. The labial palps are very large. The caterpillar host plants are alder, birch, blackberry, honeysuckle, dogwood, and serviceberry.


Photo courtesy Pete Williams, Gulf Breeze, Florida

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