Moth, Forage Looper Moth (Caenurgina erechtea)

Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Erebidae
Genus: Caenurgina
Species: erechtea

Regional

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Barling, Arkansas
Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Yale, Iowa
Benton, Kentucky
Oakland, Maryland
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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On Aug 13, 2007, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

A common moth found throughout the eastern US and parts of southern Canada.

It frequents meadows, roadsides and open fields. Larvae feed on grasses and weeds....including Great Ragweed.