|Common name: Norman's
Hodges #: 10943.
Identification: Rfw 15.75 mm, overall ground color pale gray, a red
brown form has not been found in NorthDakota; black before and between
ordinary spots, black at inception of st. line at costa. Ptagiae
tricolored, basal half gray, irrorate with black scales, a transverse
white line, apices blackish; hws fuscous, paler basad. Frons smooth,
protibiae with a complete row of mesal setae and only a few lateral apical
Similar species: 10644, 10680,
10805, 10882, 10917,
11008, and 11047..
Distribution: southern Canada and temperate United states from the
Rockies to the Atlantic, ranging southward in the Appalachians..
Hosts: Prunus pennsylvanica-- Pin cherry, Spiraea
latifolia-- willow leaved spiraea, Rubus idaeus var.
strigosus-- Wild raspberry, and blueberries-- Vaccinium spp.
ND Richland Co., Hankinson. UV lt. trap,
4- VIII- 1985. G. Fauske.
Xestia normaniana, detail
of head showing bicolored palpi, pale vertex, and tricolored ptagiae