New York Natural Heritage Program
Orange Holomelina
Virbia aurantiaca (Hübner, [1831])
Insects

Identifying Characteristics [-]
The wingspan of this species ranges from 18-27 mm. Its color varies. The forewing can be pale yellow to olive brown, while the hind wing is usually orange. The forewing has a gray to black reniform spot and wide subterminal line. There is a discal spot and a dark, sometimes faint, outer border on the hind wing (Covell 1984).

Diet [-]
Food sources for this species include a variety of herbaceous and woody plants.
Orange Holomelina Images
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The Best Time to See
The best time to see this species is in mid to late summer when the adults are active.
J F M A M J J A S O N D
Present Reproducing
The time of year you would expect to find Orange Holomelina present (blue shading) and reproducing (orange shading) in New York.