Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Thyris maculata Harris
Explanation of Names
- Latin for 'spot, spotted' (1)
Adult: wings blackish with inconspicuous orange spots. Note round translucent whitish spot in median area of forewing; 2 other spots close together on hindwing. (2)
mostly: TX-FL-ME-WI, w/ scattered western records (MPG data)
mostly: Apr-Aug (MPG data)
Larvae feed on Clematis and Houstonia species.
Adults take nectar from flowers of herbaceous plants.
Also may form puddle parties (O'Connor 2011)
local and uncommon (2)
, but see O'Connor (2011)
) but has more white spots and no orange on wings
Covell, pp. 392-393, plate 57#2 (3) (2)
live adult images
- Marcie O'Connor, Wisconsin; 2011