New York Natural Heritage Program
Bridgham's Brocade
Oligia bridghamii (Grote and Robinson, 1866)
Insects

Identifying Characteristics [-]
Oligia bridghami is in the family Noctuidae and has a wingspan ranging from 2.8 to 3.1 cm. The forewing is dark, reddish or rusty brown with pale- or violet-gray basal and subterminal areas. Antemedial and postmedial lines and spots are whitish. The hindwing is white or gray with brownish coloration between the median line and the outer margin (Covell, 1984, Beadle and Seabrooke 2012).

Characters Most Useful for Identification [-]
Coloration and patterning on forewings of adults.

Best Life Stage for Proper Identification [-]
Adult.

Diet [-]
The larval foodplants are unknown.
Bridgham's Brocade Images
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The Best Time to See
In northern New York, this species has been observed in late July (New York Natural Heritage Program, 2011). However, it has been noted as being active in July and August in the literature (Covell, 1984).
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Present Reproducing
The time of year you would expect to find Bridgham's Brocade present (blue shading) and reproducing (orange shading) in New York.