Dogbane Saucrobotys Moth (Suacrobotys futilalis)

10 June

Saucrobotys futilalis, the dogbane saucrobotys moth, is a moth in the family Crambidae and native to North America.

The length of the forewings is 14–16 mm. Adults are powdery tan to orange, with a faint paler pattern. Adults are on wing from May to July.

The larvae feed on Apocynum (including Apocynum cannabinum) and Asclepias species (including Asclepias tuberosa) – in other words, it’s not only monarch butterflies that explooit milkweed. They create silken nests on the host plant