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Yellow-collared Scape Moth
Yellow-collared Scape Moth


Above © Kim Hosen; Merrimac Farm Wildlife Management Area, Nokesville, VA; July 2011

Lower left © Judy Gallagher; Metz Wetland, Woodbridge, VA; September, 2010

Yellow-collared Scape Moth
Cisseps fulvicollis
Superfamily Noctuoidea
Family Erebidae
Subfamily Arctiinae (Tiger and Lichen Moths)

Wingspan: 30-37 mm

Flight period: May to October or first hard frost.

Habitat: Fields with flowers

Caterpillar host plants: Grasses, lichens, and spike-rushes (Eleocharis spp.); adults nectar on goldenrods