October 2, 2010
Photo Pete Williams, Gulf Breeze, Florida
Identification: Covell, Moths of Eastern North America, Page 391. The wings are grayish to pinkish-brown, flecked with dark brown. The heaviest brown spot is at the point of the forewing split; other vague brown spots are on the outer and each branch formed by the split. All the branches of the hindwing are linear with broad fringe on the anal branch. The wingspan is small to about 1/2 inch. The caterpillar host plants are joe-pye weed and lamb's quarters.