This moth is approximately 3/4 inch (12 – 17 mm) long. The forewing is pale yellow with wavy orange-brown lines. The pattern fades quickly with wear. The larva is yellowish-white with a few short bristly hairs. The head capsule is shiny red. The thorax is orange.
This moth has been photographed once in Fontenelle Forest in the lowlands butterfly garden in June 2020. It occurs in most eastern states from Florida west to Nebraska and north to Ontario, Canada. Adults mainly fly from June through August. It is considered to be common.
CRAMBID SNOUT MOTHS (Crambidae)
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