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Black-Bordered Lemon Moth

Marimatha nigrofimbria


Owlet moth with bright lemon yellow forewings and an outer black border. Usually has no visible postmedial line. Wingspan is 18-22 mm


Range: Massachusetts westward through northern Ohio to Illinois and Oklahoma and southward to southern Florida and southernmost Texas. This one was observed at the stork ponds at the Silver Bluff Audubon Center near Jackson (Aiken County), SC.


Adults fly May to September in northern areas and March to November in southern areas. Larval hosts include: Digitaria ischaemun (smooth crabgrass) and Ipomoea species. Phylogenetic sequence # 931284; Hodges #9044

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South Carolina, USA

Spotted on May 10, 2013
Submitted on May 25, 2013

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