Homochlodes fritillaria

Hodges # 6812

Caterpillar foods: Pteridium – Bracken Fern  (HOSTS)

Homochlodes fritillaria is very similar to H. lactispargaria, and difficult to tell apart from photos.  After looking at the photos on MPG and CBIF, it looks like H. lactispargaria is more evenly brown, and H. fritillaria is more mottled.  So I think these are more likely to be H. fritillaria.

5/24/2014

Homochlodes fritillaria 5-24-14 1

 

5/31/2014

Homochlodes fritillaria 5-31-14 1