Southern Variable Dart
Xesita elimata (Gn.)
Hodges 10967

October 25, 2006


Identification Covell, Moths of Eastern North America, Page 97. Usually slightly larger than the Northern Variable Dart. The forewing is gray without red shadows (as seen in the Northern species). The lines are sharp to obscure, widening into spots at the margin. There will be black shading on the basal side of the orbicular spot. The caterpillar host plants are young conifers, such as cedar, fir, pines and spruce.

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