Moths of North Dakota

Noctuidae: Plusiinae: Plusiini

Allagrapha aerea (Hübner [1803])

Common name: Listed here as 'Copper looper moth.'

Hodges #: 8898.

Identification: Rfw 15.7 mm, fw brown with coppery reflections, transverse lines irregular..  

Similar species: 8896, 8899, 8534, 8536, 8554.

Distribution: eastern United States and southern Canada.

Hosts: Larvae  reported on  Aster spp. (asters), Urtica spp. (nettles), and Glycine max L. (soybean).


SD Minnehaha Co., Sioux Falls.  20 VI- 1977, UV lt. coll. G. Fauske.


  Moth county records  




Last updated: 01/13/05

Gerald M. Fauske
Research Specialist
202 Hultz Hall
Fargo, ND 58105

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