Moths of North Dakota

Noctuidae: Hadeninae

Nephelodes minians Guenée 1852

Common name: Bronzed cutworm.

Hodges #: 10524.

Identification: Rfw 16.5 mm, fw median area and discal cell, darker than remainder of wing; ordinary spots of ground color; base of hw fringe carmine; eyes hairy.  Forewing ground color varies from red-brown to shades of gray, typically somewhat duller than specimen at right.

Similar species: 10488, 10490, 10493, and 10496.

Distribution: southern Canada and eastern United States.

Hosts: Larvae feed on Poaceae– grasses, including cereal crops and corn.


moth image

ND, Cass Co., Fargo, NDSU campus.  27- VIII- 1993, UV light, coll.G. Fauske.


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Last updated: 03/27/02

Gerald M. Fauske
Research Specialist
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Fargo, ND 58105

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