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Ipsilon Dart
Unidentified Moth Photo © Kim Hosen; suburban backyard, Woodbridge, VA; September 2010

Ipsilon Dart
Agrotis ipsilon
Superfamily Noctuoidea
Family Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)

Wingspan: 32-56 mm

Flight period: March to November in the south; May to October in the north; known to migrate northward in spring

Habitat: Gardens, fields and cropland

Caterpillar host plants: grasses and cultivated plants, such as clover, corn, lettuce, potatoes, and tobacco