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    Black-Bordered Lemon Moth - (Marimatha nigrofimbria)

    Lemony yellow with crisp black accents, the Black-Bordered Lemon Moth .

    Staff Writer (9/21/2017): Each bright yellow forewing of the Black-Bordered Lemon Moth is studded with two small black dots. The bottom edge of the forewings is black, as if the moth was barely dipped in ink. Adults are active from spring through autumn. They are nocturnal and are attracted to lights. Caterpillars eat the leaves of smooth crabgrass and morning glories, both of which are low-growing plants. Look for them in parks, meadows and coastal areas where host plants grow.

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    Black-Bordered Lemon Moth

    Category: Butterfly or Moth
    Common name: Black-Bordered Lemon Moth
    Scientific Name: Marimatha nigrofimbria

      Kingdom: Animalia
       Phylum: Arthropoda
        Class: Insecta
         Order: Lepidoptera
          Family: Noctuidae
           Genus: Marimatha
            Species: nigrofimbria

    Size (Adult, Length): 10mm to 12mm (0.39in to 0.47in)

    Identifying Colors: yellow, black

    Additional Descriptors: edge, border, black, four, dots, lemon, flying

    North American Reach (Though Not Limited To*): Alabama; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Nebraska;New Hampshire; New Jersey; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Vermont; Virginia; West Virginia; Wisconsin; New Brunswick; Newfoundland and Labrador; Nova Scotia; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Quebec; Mexico

    * Keep in mind that an insect's reach is not limited by lines on a map and therefore may appear in areas/regions/states beyond those listed above.

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