The plumose (featherlike) antennae indicates this is a male. Females have filiform (threadlike) antennae. (Photo taken on 8/22/09.)
Species information from BugGuide:
Range: Found throughout the United States and a large part of central Canada.
Habitat: Fields, meadows, lawns, gardens; adults often fly during the day.
Season: Peak flight time is August but adults may be seen from May through October.
Food: Larvae feed on chickweed, smartweed/knotweed, clover, and other low plants.
Wingspan: 20-25 mm.
Identification: Adult: forewing dull yellow with two pink bands crossing outer half of wing, and pink discal spot in median area.
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