The Wedgling Moth
Galgula partita (Gn.)
Noctuidae
Hodges 9688

   
Identification by Bob Patterson, Bowie, MD.

     

Photos courtesy Pete Williams, Gulf Breeze, Florida
December 2006                                                            May 2010

Identification Covell, Moths of Eastern North America, Page 136. Sexes differ in color, but both have a large, dark spot on the wing margin and an angled post-median and sub-terminal line. The forewing is reddish-brown to grayish in males; shiny dark brownish-maroon in females (markings hardly visible in females). The hindwing is grayish-brown, darker in females. Host plants are wood sorrels.

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