Common Name: Yellow-collared Scape Moth
Latin Name: Cisseps fulvicollis Hubner, 1827
Wingspan: 29 - 37 mm
Habitat: Fields with flowers
Time of year seen: July
to October (Additional Sightings)
Caterpillar's Diet: Grasses and sedges
Other: A widespread species found across Canada with
one generation per year. The Moths are active both during the day and
at night. At nighttime they are attracted to light. It is not
unusual to find these moths nectaring on goldenrod during the daytime.
The moths are possibly
Batesian mimics of wasps with their wasplike flight and appearance.
(Powell et al, 2009 & Covell, 1984)