Moths of North Dakota

Noctuidae: Noctuinae: Noctuini

Anaplectoides prasina (Denis & Schiffermüller 1775)

Common name: Green winged dart/ Green arches.

Hodges #: 11000.

Identification: Rfw 24.75 mm, fw crossed by two green streaks, fading to yellow in preserved specimens; fw irrorate with gray, black and white scales, hw fuscous with darker discal lunule and marginal band.  Fore tibia with a few  mesal and lateral setae apically.  Eyes without surface hair. 

Similar species: 9348, 10275, 10276, 10300, 10929, and 11001.

Distribution: Boreal zone species ranging across Canada and northern United States, southward in the Rockies and Appalachians.  Also in the Palearctic region across Eurasia.

Hosts: Larvae feed on Prunus-- cherry, Rubus-- currant, and Vaccinium-  blueberries.



ND  Richland Co., Sheyenne Natl. grasslands.  West I allotment.  T135N R52W  Sec. 10. Hg/UV lt.  28- VI- 1995.  C. Locken, G. Fauske, K. Urlacher. 

Forewing showing green streaks.






Last updated: 01/23/07

Gerald M. Fauske
Research Specialist
202 Hultz Hall
Fargo, ND 58105

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