Moths of North Dakota

Geometridae: Ennominae: Semiothisini

Itame sulphuria (Packard 1873)

Common name: listed here as ‘Sulphur Itame.

Hodges #: 6283.

Identification: Rfw 13 mm, dark markings red-brown rather than black, discal spot ocellate, hw vein M2 absent.

Similar species: 6274, 6279, 6280.

Distribution: Canada and temperate United States, south to California in the west.

Hosts: Reported from Vaccinium (cranberry, blueberry) and Myrica gale L. (sweet gale), which do not occur in ND. The author suspects past recording lapses and that Viburnum spp. (nannyberry, high-bush cranberry) are host plants.


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ND, Ransom Co., 12 mi. E Oswego, Sheyenne Natl. grasslands. 23- VII- 1992. Hg/ UV light, coll. D. Cuthrell.


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Last updated: 03/27/02

Gerald M. Fauske
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