Dead-Wood Borer Moth
Scolecocampa liburna (Get.)
Noctuidae
Hodges 8514

   
Photo courtesy Pete Williams, Gulf Breeze, Fl.
May and August 2010

Identification: Covell, Moths of Eastern North America, Page 160. The forewing is pale tan, reddish in some Florida specimens. The lines are brownish, faint, except for some black accenting of post-median and sub-terminal lines and series of black dots representing the terminal line. The reniform spot is black-edged. There will be a single black basal and orbicular dots and diffuse double blackish patch over the upper sub-terminal line. The hindwing is dark gray. The caterpillar host plant is decaying logs and stumps of chestnuts, oaks and hickories.

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