Exposed Bird-Dropping Moth
Acontia aprica (Hbn.)
Noctuidae
Hodges 9136


Photo courtesy Pete Williams, Gulf Breeze, Florida
September 20, 2006
Copyright (C) 2006 Pete Williams


Male
Pete Williams, September 26, 2007


Pete Williams, Gulf Breeze, Florida, August 2010

Identification: Covell Moths of Eastern North America, Pg. 150. Body and wings are white. The forewing has two blackish costal patches (male) - the outer one merges with the general blackish shading beyond the post-median line, leaving a white patch near the apex. The forewing of the female is blackish except for two white costal patches and some white at base of the outer margin. Caterpillar host plants are Hollyhocks.

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