Uresiphita reversalis – Genista Broom Moth

Hodges # 4992

Caterpillar foods:  shrubs in the pea family including Acacia, Baptisia, Genista, Lupinus.  Also reported on Crapemyrtle (Lagerstroemia indica) and honeysuckle (Lonicera spp.)  (Bugguide)

This is a native North American moth, in spite of its name.   (Broom is the name for a group of old-world shrubs, some of which have been introduced into North America.)  (Bugguide)

6/29/2012

 

7/6/2012  This shows the bright yellow hind wings.

 

7/8/2012

 

8/11/2012