Sarr. moth

Phil Mueller (
Sat, 15 Oct 94 10:59:29 CDT

Several weeks ago I sent a post describing a caterpiller I found that
was happily munching away at the interior of my Sarr pitchers. An
entymologist friend let it pupate and the adult has just emerged. It
is _Exyra semicrocea_. These are Noctuid moths and I must be in the
easternmost edge of their range. I have just discovered two adults
in the pitchers in my bog garden. They are small (about 1/2 inche.
The wings are a rich charcoal black and the thorax an orangey-yellow.
Has anyone else discovered these critters in their plants?

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