Moths of North Dakota

Noctuidae: Noctuinae: Agrotini

Copablepharon grandis (Strecker [1878])

Common name: No accepted common name, listed here as 'Strecker's dune moth.'

Hodges #: 10681.

Identification: Rfw 16.61  mm, ground color sulphur yellow, pm line indicated by dark dots on veins M3 and  A1+2; hw white. Frons smooth, protibiae with lateral and mesal setae, metatarsi with four rows of ventral setae.  

Similar species: 9449, 10641, 10689, 10811, 10813, 10841 10842, 10889, 11164, and 11204.

Distribution: southwestern United States, eastward onto the Great Plains from northern Texas northward to the prairie provinces of Canada, with  populations as far east as western Iowa. 

Hosts: Larval have been reported on alfalfa and barley (Strickland 1920). 


ND  Richland Co., Hankinson.  UV lt. trap.
 10- VII- 1983.  G. Fauske.






Last updated: 02/06/07

Dr. Gerald M. Fauske
collection manager, NDSIRC
research specialist, NDSU
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Fargo, ND 58105

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