They are found in southern Canada, through most of the U.S. south to Mexico and Central America. They are also found in Eurasia and Africa.
They live in open areas like fields, deserts, gardens and yards.
Their front wing is larger and dark brown with lighter edges and thin, white lines across it. The back wing is smaller and dark with a reddish pink band through the center.
They are active from dusk through to dawn, but they will also fly during the day.
The adults eat flower nectar while the caterpillars eat the leaves of many plants including: evening primrose, elm, grape, tomato, etc.
Females lay eggs on leaves of plants the hatching caterpillars will eat.
Species: H. lineata
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