Moths of North Dakota

Noctuidae: Noctuinae: Agrotini

Striacosta albicosta  (Smith 1888)

Common name: Western bean cutworm.

Hodges #: 10878.

Identification: Rfw 17.1 mm; dark fws with ocelate ordinary spots and pale costa; frons somewhat bulging, pro-tibia with both mesal and lateral row of setae.  Male antennae  doubly bifasiculate..

Similar species: 10674, 10701.2, 10818, 10826, 10864, and 10891.

Distribution: Central American northward into the American southwest and in the plains states to the Dakotas..

Hosts: Larvae feed on a wide variety of plants.  Economically important pest of beans and corn.

SD  Fall River Co., Hot Springs.  UV lt. trap.  4- VIII- 1984.  G.  Fauske.







Last updated: 01/23/07

Gerald M. Fauske
Research Specialist
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Fargo, ND 58105

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