Moths of North Dakota

Noctuidae: Noctuinae: Noctuini

Protolampra rufipectus (Morrison 1864)

Common name: no accepted common name listed here as 'Brown shouldered dart.'

Hodges #: 11004.

Identification: Rfw 15.36 mm, frons smooth, head and pro-thorax darker than fw ground color; hw width subequal to fw; pro-tibia with one or two apical setae; thoracic vestiture of hair-like scales..  Ventral abdomen of && without foveae.  

Similar species: 10801, 10915, 10923, 10924, 10926, 10927.1, 10928, 10978.1, 11006, 11029, 11042.1, and 11047.

Distribution: Transcontinental from Alaska to Nova Scotia, southward into northern United States, at higher elevations in the Rockies ranging south to NM, AZ, and CA.

Hosts: known hosts include Salix spp.-- willow, Amerlacher spp.-- serviceberry (Crumb 1956) and  Spiraea latifolia-- willow-leaved spiraea (McCabe 1991).


ND  Divide Co.,  10 mi  NNW Alamo,
UV lt. trap.  6- VIII- 2005.  K. Anderson.


Thoracic vestiture of P. brunneicollis (left) and P. rufipectus (right).





Last updated: 02/06/07

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

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