Lucerne Moth (Nomophila nearctica)

Lucerne Moth (Nomophila nearctica)

The Lucerne Moth is a moth of the Crambidae family. It is known from southern Canada and all of the United States, south to Mexico and the Neotropics.

When at rest, adults keep their wings overlapped and hugged against the abdomen, giving a long and narrow profile. The forewing is elongate, grayish-brown with two side-by-side dark oval spots near the middle of the wing, and another dark bilobed spot a little farther out. The hindwings are much broader. They are pale brownish-gray with a whitish fringe.

Adults are on wing from April to November in North America.

Hosts: Low plants, including alfalfa, celery, clover, and smartweed.

Note: Common

Lucerne Moth


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