Moths of North Dakota

Noctuidae: Cuculliinae: Cuculliini

Cucullia convexipennis Grote & Robinson 1868

Common name: Brown hooded-owlet.

Hodges #: 10202.

Identification: Rfw 18.8 mm, fw wood brown, with longitudinal streak along cubital vein and extending to outer margin; tegula with an elongate scale tuft which is everted at rest forming a ‘cowl.’ See Cucullia key.

Similar species: 10190, 10194, 10197, 10198, 10200, and 10201.

Distribution: temperate eastern U. S. and southern Canada, west to Saskatchewan in the north.

Hosts: Aster– Asters and Solidago– goldenrods, larvae in later instars feed on flowers.


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ND, Cavalier Co., Pembina gorge, 11 mi. W. Walhalla.  14- VIII- 2001, Hg/UV light, coll. G. Fauske.


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Last updated: 03/27/02

Gerald M. Fauske
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Fargo, ND 58105

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