Moths of North Dakota

Saturniidae: Hemileucinae

Hemileuca nevadensis Stretch 1872

Common name: Nevada buck moth.

Hodges #: 7731.

Identification: Rfw 27.4 mm, fw pale median area as wide or wider than dark basal area, abdomen tipped with red.

Similar species: 7730 not known from ND.

Distribution: western U. S. (except Pacific coast) and northern Great Plains, eastwartd into western Minnesota.

Hosts: Larvae feed on Salix willow.


moth image

ND, Ransom Co., McLeod. 20- IX- 1966, coll. G. Mulkern.


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Last updated: 03/27/02

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

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