yellow-collared scape moth

WAMBYellowcollaredScapeMoth.JPGyellow-collared scape moth (Cisseps fulvicollis)
Photo © Illinois Department of Natural Resources

 Features and Behaviors

The wingspan of this moth is between one and one-eighth and one and one-half inches. The collar is a conspicuous shade of orange. The forewing is dark brown or black. The hindwing has a large translucent section.

The yellow-collared scape moth can be found statewide in Illinois. It lives in open fields, wet prairies and on the banks of streams and lakes. Adults feed on nectar. Larvae eat a variety of grasses and sedges. Adults are active from May through October.

 Illinois Range