|Common name: Sagebrush sheep moth.
Hodges #: 7741.
Identification: Rfw 36.3 mm. wings cream white with veins and
transverse lines black– this is a camouflage pattern when resting on
stem of host plant.
Similar species: none in North Dakota.
Distribution: Rocky mountain states and southern provinces of
Canada to southern Saskatchewan and western 1/3 of the Dakotas.
Hosts: Larvae feed on Artemisia tridentata Nutt.– Big
ND, Slope Co., Pretty Butte, Little Missouri Natl.
grasslands, 5- VIII- 1966, coll. W. Cushing.
ND, Slope Co., Burning Coal vein. 9- VIII-
1997, pic. G. Fauske.
ex. Artemisia tridentata.