Moths of North Dakota

Geometridae: Ennominae: Nacophorini

Nacophora quernaria (J. E. Smith 1797)

Common name: Oak beauty.

Hodges #: 6763.

Identification: Rfw 20.4 mm, fw venation trifid, hw with vein M2 absent, antennae pectinate to apex, proboscis atrophied, hind tibiae with apical spurs only, abdomen with dorsal tufts.

Similar species: 6640, 6651, 8692.

Distribution: southern Canada and U. S. east of the Rockies.

Hosts: Larvae on a variety of deciduous trees: Quercus oak, Prunus wild cherry, Crataegus hawthorn, Populus aspen, Salix willow, and Betula birch.



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ND, Richland Co., West I allotment, Sheyenne Natl. grasslands, 28- VI- 1995, Hg/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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