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Bent-winged Owlet
Photo © Kim Hosen; suburban backyard, Woodbridge, VA; September 2010

Bent-winged Owlet or Variable Snout Moth
Bleptina caradrinalis
Superfamily Noctuoidea
Family Erebidae
Subfamily Herminiinae (Litter Moths)

Wingspan: 22-32 mm

Flight period: June to August

Habitat: Shrubby or wooded areas, especially near water

Caterpillar host plants: dead leaves and barberry, clover, hickory leaves