Pholisora catullus (Fabricius, 1793)
Status: Common resident
NENHP Ranking: Not listed
Range: Almost the entire United States (with the exception of some of the inter-mountain west and southern Florida) south into central Mexico. It is found statewide in Nebraska.
Broods/Flight Times: Two broods. It has been found in Nebraska from 3 May – 7 September, but most common in late spring into early summer.
Larval Hostplant(s): Pigweed (Amaranthus retroflexus) and lamb’s quarters (Chenopodium album)
Habitat: Prefers open areas like road or path edges where it flies low to the ground.
Found at: Gilbert-Baker SWMA, Harlan County Reservoir, Fontenelle Forest, Calamus SRA, Nebraska National Forest-Halsey, Sidney rest area, Kinter’s Ford SWMA, Box Elder SWMA
Overwintering: As a full-grown caterpillar