Moths of North Dakota

Noctuidae: Heliothentinae

Heliothis phloxiphagus Grote & Robinson 1867

Common name: listed here as ‘Common phlox moth.’

Hodges #: 11072.

Identification: Rfw 15.9 mm, fw with median shade sharply angled at reniform and concave to inner margin, shade touches proximal side of reniform; hw ground color pale pink to whitish; male vesica with two basal diverticula.

Similar species: 11068, 11072.1, 11077.

Distribution: southern Canada to central Mexico.

Hosts: larvae are extremely polyphagous.


moth image

ND, Williams Co., Williston, 7- VI- 1983, UV lt. trap.


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Last updated: 03/27/02

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

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