Moths of North Dakota

Noctuidae: Noctuinae: Agrotini

Actebia balanitis (Grote 1873)

Common name: No accepted common name, Listed here as 'Northwestern army cutworm.'

Hodges #: 10923.

Identification: Rfw 17.4 mm, frons bulging, without a raised ring, pro-tibia with both mesal and lateral row of setae, all tibiae setose; thoracic vestiture of and forked and singular hair-scales; orbicular spot small, round; fw in fresh specimens with a brassy cast.   

Similar species: 10731, 10705, 10753, 10915, 10927.1, 10973, 11004, 11006, and 11049.1.

Distribution: Rocky Mountain states, northwestward to Alaska.  The closely related A. squalida (Guenée) occurs in the Palearctic.

Hosts: presumably the larvae feed on grasses as does A. squalida, no definite host records known for A. balanitis.


ND  Bottineau Co., 13- VII- 1963. 
W. Knudson.






Last updated: 02/06/07

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

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