|Common name: no accepted common name,
listed here as 'American flame-shouldered dart.'
Hodges #: 10891
as O. plecta.
Identification: Rfw 12.1 mm; dark fws with ocellate ordinary spots
and pale costa; hw largely white with dark terminal line and fuscous
scales at apex and along outer margin, darker in
&&. Frons smooth, pro-tibia with
both mesal and lateral row of setae, lateral row largely hidden by a
fringe of scales. Male antennae ciliate, weakly biserrate/bifasciculate.
Similar species: 10674,
10701.2, 10818, 10826,
10878, 11016, and 11017.
Distribution: Central Canada and United States, coast to coast;
distribution more spotty in southern states.
Hosts: Larvae have been reported from Salix-- Willow,
Chicorium-- Endive, and Trifolium-- Clovers. Occasionally
reported as an economically important pest of Beta vulgare-- Sugar
Note: prior to 1998, this species was confused with O. plecta
(Linnaeus) of the Old World and is listed under that species in economic
NY Ithaca. 23- V- 1936. P. P. Babiy.
Protibia of O. implecta.