||The specimen was taken June 21st at Fort Washington Park, P. G. County. Oxon Hill, Landover, Piscataway Park, all P.G. County, June 21st to September 28th; Towson, Balt. Co., September 10th, 1999; Mattawoman WMA, Charles County, September 20th, 1999; This is a common pest species of tropical America, the southern U.S. and Bermuda migrating as far north as Canada in some seasons (taken at least twice in Nova Scotia) (Ferguson, Hilburn and Wright,1991:42). It must reach Maryand more frequently than the existing records indicate. The larva feeds on a wide variety of plants, including beans, corn, cowpeas, crabgrass and related grasses, sugar cane, sorghum, peanuts, turnips, wheat, strawberry plants, flax, black locust cotton, etc. (Henrich, 1956: 173).