Moths of North Dakota

Geometridae: Ennominae: Ourapterygini

Besma quercivoraria (Guenée 1857)

Common name: Oak besma.

Hodges #: 6885.

Identification: Rfw 18.18 mm, fw apex acute, f/hw wings sharply angled at M3, pm line even in course across both wings.

Similar species: 6725, 6731, 6733, 6735, 6739, 6819, 6820, 6982.

Distribution: eastern United States.

Hosts: Larvae feed on Quercus– oak, Ulnus– elm, and Populus– poplar.


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ND, Richland Co., West I allotment.  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
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Fargo, ND 58105

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