Photo courtesy Pete Williams, Gulf Breeze, Florida
April 3, 2010
Identification: Covel, Moths of Eastern North America, Page 114. The Red-winged Sallow has a straight costal margin and sharply pointed apex on the forewing. The color is dull orange with rose tint. The lines and spots are thin, purplish, usually obscure. The post-median line is the darkest -- a series of black dots. The reniform spot forms a figure-8. The hindwing is whitish with some rose shading. The host plants oaks and wild cherry.