Protorthodes oviduca (Gn.)
Photo courtesy Pete Williams, Gulf Breeze, Florida
Copyright (c) 2007 Pete Williams
Identification: Covell, Moths of Eastern North America, Page 109. The forewing is reddish-brown, ante-median and post-median lines are fine, white, edged with black. The sub-terminal line is the most conspicuous, yellowish-white, nearly straight. The spots are black with white outlines. The orbicular spot touches the ante-median line. The reniform spot is oval. The hindwing is grayish-brown with a discal spot. Caterpillar host plants are dandelion, grasses, plantains, and other low plants.
April 29, 2006
February 17, 2009