Moths of North Dakota

Noctuidae: Heliothentinae

Heliothis acesias Felder & Rogenhofer 1874

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

Hodges: 11072.1.

Identification: Rfw 14.3 mm, fw with median shade weakly convex, appearing to pass through reniform, hw with orange ground color; male vesica with shallow eversions at base rather than true diverticula.

Similar species: 11072, 11077, and 11132.

Distribution: central Canada and northern United States, south in Rockies to Nevada.

Hosts: uncertain due to confusion with 11072 but probably polyphagous.


moth image

ND, Ransom Co., Buchstad allotment, Sheyenne Natl. grasslands, 31- VII- 1992, Hg/UV lt., coll. D. Cuthrell.


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Last updated: 03/27/02

Gerald M. Fauske
Research Specialist
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Fargo, ND 58105

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