Festive Midget
Elaphria festivoides
Noctuidae
Hodges 9681


Photo courtesy Pete Williams, Gulf Breeze, Florida
March 26, 2009

Identification Covell, Moths of Eastern North America, Page 135. Easily recognized by the distinct whitish reniform spot that interrupts a broad black dash in the median area of the forewing. The lower post-median line is also whitish. Rest of the forewing is brown, or lighter brown with gray mottling near the base and along the costa, darker beyond the post-median line. The hindwing is pale to dark grayish-brown. Caterpillar host plant is beardtongue, figwort and other members of the snapdragon family.

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