Moths of North Dakota

Saturniidae: Hemileucinae

Coloradia pandora Blake 1863

Common name: Pandora moth.

Hodges #: 7724.

Identification: Rfw 33.1 mm; hw with fuscous pm band, margin, and overall pink reflectance; pro-tibial apical spine longer than tibial apical width.

Similar species: 7696, 7725.

Distribution: Three populations: 1) ND, SD, NE, WY, ID, CO, northern UT; 2) TX, NM, AZ, southern UT; 3) CA, NV, OR.

Hosts: Larval host in ND, Pinus ponderosa Laws– Ponderosa pine.


moth image

ND, Slope Co., Logging camp ranch.  9- VIII- 1997, Hg/UV lt. coll. G. Fauske.


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Last updated: 03/27/02

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

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