Moths of North Dakota

Noctuoidea, Notodontidae: Pygaerinae

Clostera strigosa (Grote 1882)

Common name: Strigose clostera

Hodges #: 7898.

Identification: Rfw 11.5  mm, Fw highly mottled, frosted with white scales, pale subapical patch and sinuate diagonal shade line.  Eyes hairy, antennae of male pectinate to apex.

Similar species: 7895, 7896, 7901.

Distribution: southern Canada and northern United States.

Hosts: Larval feed on poplar and cottonwood- Populus spp.


ND  Ransom Co.  UV lt.  23- VI- 1962.
R. W. Post.


Fw showing straw colored
subapical patch.









Last updated: 04/14/09

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