The medium brown wings of the Bent-line Dart are crossed with two thin, dark lines: one curves around the ‘shoulders’, and the other sits near the bottom edge. This bottom line is mostly straight except for a generous upward bend right by the outer edge. It almost draws the eye up to the dark brown rectangular patch above it. A faint dark line almost connects the rectangles on each wing.
Caterpillars for this species feed on low-growing weeds like clover and dandelion. Tobacco also serves as a host plant. It is brown with black mottled lines on it. A thin yellow line connects a row of orange dashes along the sides. The sides of the body may be flatter, giving it more of a worm-like appearance. The head is dark brown.
General Characteristics Capability, Shape, Texture/Pattern, Benefits, Dangers
Note: An insect's reach is not limited by lines drawn on a map and therefore species may appear in areas, regions and/or states beyond those listed above as they are driven by environmental factors (such as climate change), available food supplies and mating patterns.
Territorial Map U.S., Canada, and Mexico
Prince Edward Is.
Butterfly and Moth Anatomy
Antennae: Butterflies and Moths have a pair of antennae on the head used for sensing.
Head: The head is home to the insect's eyes, antennae, and proboscis.
Thorax: Home to the three pairs of legs as well as vital internal organs.
Abdomen: Contains vital internal organs such as the heart(s) and reproduction facilities.
Forewing: The upper, forward wing pair used for flying.
Hindwing: The lower, rearward wing pair used for flying.
NOTE: Butterflies and Moths are part of the Lepidopteran order as they share many similarities.