Moths of North Dakota

Autostichidae: Symmocinae

Oegoconia quadripuncta (Haworth 1828)

Common name: listed here as ‘leaf litter moth.’

Hodges #: 1134.

Identification: Rfw 5.28 mm, antennae without pectin, abdomen with transverse bands of setae, female retinaculum a series of forward directed scales between Sc and R, and backward directed scales on Sc.

Similar species: 1659, 1662, 1662.1, 1665, and 1678.

Distribution: southern Canada and northern United States, also Eurasia.

Hosts: larvae are detritivores in leaf litter in the Old World.



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ND, Cass Co., north Fargo. 5- VII- 1994, yard lt., coll. D. Rider.


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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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