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Black-bordered Lemon Moth - Marimatha nigrofimbria Total length: 10 mm. It usually has lemon-yellow forewings, but this moth&#039;s wings were more tan than yellow. Forewings have tiny, black claviform and reniform dots. The terminal line is blackish with purplish gray fringe.<br />
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Habitat: Attracted to a 395 nm LED light in a rural area. Black-bordered Lemon Moth,Geotagged,Marimatha nigrofimbria,Summer,United States,moth Click/tap to enlarge

Black-bordered Lemon Moth - Marimatha nigrofimbria

Total length: 10 mm. It usually has lemon-yellow forewings, but this moth's wings were more tan than yellow. Forewings have tiny, black claviform and reniform dots. The terminal line is blackish with purplish gray fringe.

Habitat: Attracted to a 395 nm LED light in a rural area.

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The Black-bordered Lemon Moth is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found from Massachusetts westward through northern Ohio to Illinois and Oklahoma and southward to southern Florida and southernmost Texas.

The wingspan is 18–22 mm. Adults are on wing from May to September in the northern part of the range and from March to November in the South. The larvae feed on ''Digitaria ischaemum'' and ''Ipomoea sagittata''.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Aug 9, 2019. Captured Aug 2, 2019 22:22 in 5 East St, New Milford, CT 06776, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/6.3
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm