Moths of North Dakota

Noctuidae: Noctuinae: Agrotini

Feltia subgothica (Haworth 1809)

Common name: Subgothic dart.

Hodges #: 10674.

Identification: Rfw 15.9 mm, fw without pale streaks in subterminal area, fw pale along costal margin and cubital vein, orbicular spot triangular, hw pale with fuscous outer margin; antennae of male with setae about as long as each segment.

Similar species:  10648, 10650, 10651, 10670, 10675, 10676, 10817, 10826, 10851, 10878,
10891, 11008 and 11047.

Distribution: southern Canada and U.S., except the Pacific coast.

Hosts: Larvae have been reported from more than 40 plant species including crops, forages, vegetables, and forbs.

Note: Larvae nearly identical to 10670, 10674 and host records of all three species are mixed
in the literature.


ND  Cass Co., Fargo.  UV lt. trap.  2- VIII- 1983.  G. Fauske. 

ND, Cass Co., Fargo, NDSU campus.  2- VIII- 1978, UV light, coll.T. Maertens.



Antennae of male F. subgothica (left) and F. tricosa (right) showing differing setal lengths.






Last updated: 02/06/07

Dr. Gerald M. Fauske
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research specialist, NDSU
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