Hodges # 8169
Caterpillar foods: clover, cord grass, corn, dandelion, plantain (Bugguide)
Identification of this species is difficult without dissection. According to J.D.Roberts “There are no 100% diagnostic characteristics..to reliably distinguish nais/carlotta/phalerata/vittata.” But using several characteristics together, it’s possible to make a pretty good guess.
From Chris Schmidt: “Can usually be distinguished by a combination of a ‘faded’ pinkish hindwing, discrete hindwing spots, and more elongate triangular forewing markings (and more elongate forewing shape overall).”
8/12/2011 probable ID confirmed by Les Ferge
8/15/2014 probable ID confirmed by Les Ferge