Orthonama obstipata – The Gem

Hodges # 7414

Caterpillar foods: many herbaceous plants including Chrysanthemum, Dock (Rumex spp.), Knotweed (Polygonum spp.), Golden Ragwort (Packera aurea)   (Bugguide)

Females are dark brown to maroon, with a small white ring in the middle of the wing.  Males are light brown to yellowish, with a black spot in place of the ring.  (Bugguide)

9/27/2014  male



5/25/2016  female



4/20/2014  male


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