|Common name: Cecropia moth.
Hodges #: 7767.
Identification: Rfw 78 mm, largest North Dakotan moth, discal
spots on f/hw crescent shaped, white postmedial line bordered with red
distally, body red with white markings.
Similar species: 7769.
Distribution: central Canada and U. S. east of the Rockies.
Hosts: Occurs on a wide variety of deciduous trees, most commonly
on Prunus– plum and Malus-- apple, Cornus– dogwood, Acer–
maples, and Betula– birch.
Note: in the NDSIRC is an apparent hybrid H. cecropia X
H. gloveri from Barnes Co.
OH, Fairborn, Greene Co., 5- VII- 1972, coll. B. Stiles.
-ND, Richland Co., Sheyenne Natl. grasslands
pic. Loren Oslie.