Moths of North Dakota

Yponomeutidae: Attevinae

Atteva punctella (Cramer 1781)

Common name: Ailanthus webworm.

Hodges #: 2401.

Identification: Fw coppery to red-orange with yellow-green spots on black fasciae; black areas with blue-purple reflectance.

Similar species: 1717.

Distribution: eastern U.S., more common southward.

Hosts: Larvae feed on Ailianthus Tree-of-heaven.


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KS, Reno Co., Hutchinson.  17- VII- 1982, coll. L. Combs.


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Last updated: 03/27/02

Gerald M. Fauske
Research Specialist
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