Moths of North Dakota

Geometridae: Ennominae: Semiothisini

Itame pustularia (Guenée 1857)

Common name: Lesser maple spanworm.

Hodges #: 6273.

Identification: Rfw 13.5 mm, pure white specimens distinguished by slightly angulate hws, and palpi projecting forward beyond eyes and beak-like.

Similar species: 6667, 6678, 6965.

Distribution: southern Canada and eastern temperate United States.

Hosts: Acer spp.– maples, sometimes injurious.


moth image

ND, Cass Co., NE Fargo. 24- VIII- 1993. Yard light, 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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