Moths of North Dakota

Drepanidae: Thyatirinae

Habrosyne scripta (Gosse 1840)

Common name: Lettered habrosyne

Hodges #: 6235.

Identification: Rfw 16.7 mm, complex pattern of zig-zag lines on gray ground between white transverse markings, am line bent at < 90 o at cubital stem, basal line oblique at inner margin, hw vein M2 present; abdominal tympanum visible in posterio-dorsal view.

Similar species: 6236, 8905, 8913, 8923, and 8920.

Distribution: southern Canada, northern U.S. southward in Appalachians, Ozarks, and Rockies.

Hosts: larvae feed on Betula birch (as mapped) and Rubus blackberries.


moth image

ND, Richland Co., West I allotment, Sheyenne Natl. grasslands, 13- VI- 1995, Hg/UV lt., coll. G. Fauske & C. Locken.


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Last updated: 03/27/02

Gerald M. Fauske
Research Specialist
202 Hultz Hall
Fargo, ND 58105

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