Moths of North Dakota

Noctuidae: Noctuinae: Noctuini

Protolampra brunneicollis (Grote 1864)

Common name: Brown collared dart.

Hodges #: 11006.

Identification: Rfw 15.94 mm, frons smooth, head and pro-thorax darker than fw ground color; hw wider than fw; pro-tibia with one or two apical setae; thoracic vestiture of broad flattened scales..  Ventral abdomen of && without foveae.  

Similar species: 10801, 10915, 10923, 10924, 10926, 10927.1, 10928, 10978.1, 11004, 11007, 11029, 11042.1, and 11047.

Distribution: southern Canada and temperate United states from the Rockies to the Atlantic.

Hosts: Taraxicum officinale-- dandelion, Myrica asplenifolia-- sweet fern and Vaccinium cespitosum-- dwarf blueberry (Crumb 1956).

MN  Clay Co., Moorhead Science Center.  T139N R46W Sec. 10, Hg/ UV lt.,
10- VII- 1997. G. Fauske;


ND  McLean Co., Natl. Guard Reserve lands.  11 mi WSW Garrison.  47 36 25 N lat.,
101 33 57 W long.  Hg/UV lt.  15- VII- 2004.  G. Fauske.  


Close-up showing contrast between ptagiae
and tegulae.



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
216 Hultz Hall
Fargo, ND 58105

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