Olive-shaded Bird-dropping
Tarachidia candefacta (Hbn.)
Hodges 9090
Sub-family Acontiinae
Family Noctuidae

Courtesy Pete Williams, Gulf Breeze, Florida, June 2010

Identification Covell, Moths of Eastern North America, Page 149. The forewing is white near the base and along the costa; gray and yellowish mottling fills most of the median and sub-terminal area (creates the olive-green affect). There will be a dark grayish bar perpendicular to the inner margin. Look for a tiny black orbicular dot. The reniform spot is usually round, outlined with white. The hindwing is grayish brown with white fringe. The caterpillar host plant is ragweed.

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