Moths of North Dakota

Noctuidae: Eustrotiinae: Eustrotiini

Maliattha synochitis (Grote & Robinson 1868)

Common name: listed here as ‘Black-dotted glyph.

Hodges #: 9049 under Lithacodia.

Identification: Rfw 9.1 mm, fw with green patch along inner margin, fw venation quadrifid, first four abdominal segments with successively larger black tufts.

Similar species: 9050.

Distribution: southern Canada and eastern United States.

Hosts: Larvae feed on Polygonum spp.– Smartweeds.


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ND, McHenry Co., 10 mi NE Towner, in sandhills. 18- VI- 1999, Hg/ UV light, coll. P. Tinerella & R. Gordon.


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Last updated: 03/27/02

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

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