Owlet moths were once one of the largest families of moths. However, several moths from this family were classified into separate families. Still, it is one of the larger families of moths, with over 11,000 species.
They are green or brown, with some, like the camphorweed cucullia moth having more bright colors. The larvae are stout, with smooth bodies and small heads.
Initially, the pupa is a bright brownish orange but gradually becomes darker.
Sexual Dimorphism: Present but not prominent.
Color and Appearance
When the wings are opened, they are mostly drab, with a few exceptions. When closed, the colors remain muted.
Average wingspan: 0.8 to 30.5 cm
Flight pattern: Erratic
While the colors vary, all species lay spherical eggs.
|Other names||Cutworms, armyworms|
|Lifespan of Adults||Not recorded|
|Host Plants||Alder, antelope bush, hazel, poplar, and oak|
|Adult Diet||Sap, nectar, and fluids inside fruits|