Moths of North Dakota


Amydria effrentella Clemens 1859

Common name: listed here as ‘Lesser dark burrowing-webworm.’

Hodges #: 334.

Identification: Rfw 8.5 mm, fw mottled with dark patch at end of discal cell, both wings with media stem in discal cell; labial palpi upturned, with massive tuft on 2nd segment; vestiture of vertex of roughened scales, vestiture of frons upturned.

Similar species: at present, none known from North Dakota.

Distribution: temperate eastern U. S.

Host: unknown, probably a subsoil root feeder or detritivore.


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ND, Cass Co., north Fargo.  12- VI- 1994, UV lt., coll. G. Fauske.


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Last updated: 03/27/02

Gerald M. Fauske
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Fargo, ND 58105

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