Moths of North Dakota

Crambidae: Crambinae: Crambini

Agriphila vulgivagella (Clemens 1860)

Common name: Vagabond sod webworm.

Hodges #: 5403.

Identification: Rfw 11.6 mm, fw fringe metallic gold, vein interspaces with dark scales, frons conical, proboscis with scales at base.

Similar species: 5391, 5399, 5404.

Distribution: Generally distributed in southern Canada and United States.

Hosts: general feeder on Poaceae– grasses.


moth image

ND, Ransom Co., 12 mi. E Owego, Sheyenne Natl. grasslands.  26-VIII- 1999. Hg/ UV light, coll. G. Fauske.

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ND, Richland Co., West I allotment, Sheyenne Natl. grasslands. 28- VIII- 1998, Hg/UV lt. coll. G. Fauske.


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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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