Bicolored Sallow (Sunira bicolorago)

Bicolored Sallow (Sunira bicolorago)

Peppery pale orange FW typically has wavy lines bordered with purplish bands. Scalloped PM line is accented with faint black dots along veins. Reniform spot has a blackish dot in inner half. Some individuals (bicolored) show dark shading across apical half of wing.

The Bicolored Sallow is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found in the eastern half of the United States and Canada. The wingspan is 28–38 mm. Adults are on wing from August to December in the south and from September to November in the north.

Hosts: Deciduous trees and low plants, including cabbage, cherry, elm, maple, and tobacco.

Note: common

Speckled Green Fruitworm Moth

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The Gem (Orthonama obstipata)

The Gem (Orthonama obstipata)

The Gem (Orthonama obstipata) is a moth of the family Geometridae.

Sexually dimorphic. FW of male is pale tan with a broken dusky median band and blackish apical dash. FW of female is maroon with dotted white lines and a white-edged discal spot.

Hosts: Low plants, including dock and ragwort.

Note: common

The Gem

Celery Looper (Anagrapha falcifera)

Celery Looper (Anagrapha falcifera)

The celery looper is a moth of the family Noctuidae. It is found from Newfoundland, Labrador and Southern Canada to Georgia, Mississippi, Texas, Arizona, Idaho, Washington and Oregon. The wingspan is 35–40 mm.

Grayish brown FW has contrasting brown inner median area. Slanting silvery white stigma touches white-edged inner section of AM line.

Hosts: The larvae feed on beets, blueberries, clover, corn, lettuce, plantain, viburnum and other low plants.

Note: common

Celery Looper

Common Grass-Veneer (Crambus praefectellus)

Common Grass-Veneer (Crambus praefectellus)

Crambus praefectellus, the common grass-veneer or silver-striped webworm, is a moth of the Crambidae family described by Johann Leopold Theodor Friedrich Zincken in 1821. It is found in the United States and southern Canada east of the Rocky Mountains. The wingspan is 18–25 mm.

Shiny brown FW has pointed white streak that sometimes has a tiny spur projecting from inner edge.

Hosts: Grasses and cereal grains.

Note: common

Common Grass-Veneer

Sparganothis Fruitworm (Sparganothis sulphureana)

Sparganothis Fruitworm (Sparganothis sulphureana)

The sparganothis fruitworm moth or blueberry leafroller is a species of moth of the Tortricidae family. It is found in most of eastern North America and on Cuba. The wingspan is 10–20 mm.

Yellow FW is overlaid with a faint network of orange scales. Reddish AM and PM lines merge at inner margin, forming a V-shape.

Hosts: Various trees and plants, including apple, clover, corn, cranberry, pine, and willow.

Note: common

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Hawaiian Beet Webworm (Spoladea recurvalis)

Hawaiian Beet Webworm (Spoladea recurvalis)

Spoladea recurvalis, the Hawaiian Beet Webworm, is a species of moth of the family Crambidae. It is found worldwide, but mainly in the tropics. The wingspan is 22–24 mm. The moth flies from May to September depending on the location.

Brown FW has white median band ending with a point before reaching costa. Subapical patch is white. HW is marked with a broad median band.

Hosts: The larvae feed on spinach, beet, cotton, maize and soybean.

Note: common

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Corn Earworm (Helicoverpa zea)

Corn Earworm (Helicoverpa zea)

Helicoverpa zea, commonly known as the corn earworm, is a species (formerly in the genus Heliothis) in the family Noctuidae. The larva of the moth Helicoverpa zea is a major agricultural pest. Since it is polyphagous (feeds on many different plants) during the larval stage, the species has been given many different common names, including the cotton bollworm and the tomato fruitworm. It also consumes a wide variety of other crops.

The species is widely distributed across the Americas with the exception of northern Canada and Alaska. It has become resistant to many pesticides, but can be controlled with integrated pest management techniques including deep ploughing, trap crops, chemical control using mineral oil, and biological controls.

The species migrates seasonally, at night, and can be carried downwind up to 400 km. Pupae can make use of diapause to wait out adverse environmental conditions, especially at high latitudes and in drought.

FW is yellowish tan to dull orange with a darker band beyond toothed PM line. Reniform spot typically has dusky dot in inner half. HW is whitish with blackish veins and wide terminal line.

Hosts: Low plants and crops, including corn, cotton, tomato and tobacco.

Note: common

Corn Earworm

The Yellow-Spotted Renia (Renia flavipunctalis)

The Yellow-Spotted Renia (Renia flavipunctalis)

The Yellow-Sotted Renia (Renia flavipunctalis) is a litter moth of the family Erebidae. It is found from southern Canada (from Nova Scotia west to Alberta) to Florida and Texas.

The wingspan is 26–31 mm. Adults are on wing from June to August. There is one generation in the north-east.

Violet gray FW has PM line that curves smoothly inward before reaching costa. Reniform spot is yellow or black. Indistinct ST line is bordered with a band of brown shading. Male has a tuft beyond midpoint of antennae.

Hosts: The larvae feed on organic matter, including dead leaves of deciduous trees.

Note: common

Bent-Winged Owlet