Moths of North Dakota

Noctuidae: Noctuinae: Noctuini

Abagrotis orbis  (Grote 1876)

Common name: Barnes' climbing cutworm

Hodges #: 11027 as Abagrotis barnesi.

Identification: Rfw 17.28 mm; ground color gray, st area paler, reniform darker with lower portion fuscous.  Hws fuscous with purplish reflections in fresh specimens.  Labial palpus 2nd segment with apical tuft; palpus laterally blackish.  Pro-tibiae without sclerotized setae.  Abdomen flattened.

Similar species: 10731, 10753, 10927.1, 10928, 10944, 10955, 10992, 11024.1, 11029, 11041, and 11049.1 

Distribution: Western North Ameriica from southern Canada to Mexico, eastward in the north to western New York. 

Hosts: Larvae have been reported from Malus pumila-- apple, Prunus persica-- peach, Prunus serotina cherry, Amalanchier-- serviceberry and Acer negundo-- boxelder (Crumb 1956).

Note: prior to 1998, this species was known as A. barnesi in the eastern portion of its range.   


SD  Minnehaha Co.  Sioux Falls. G. Fauske.






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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