|Common name: Glover’s silk moth.
Hodges #: 7769.
Identification: Rfw 63 mm, one of the largest ND moths, f/hw
discal spots weakly to strongly crescentic, white postmedian line
bordered outwardly with gray, median area of wing maroon.
Similar species: 7767, 7768.
Distribution: Rocky mountain states, western portion of northern
Great Plains, and Canadian prairie provinces northwestward to at least
central Alberta, also in northern Mexico, exact N/S limits unknown.
Hosts: Larvae feed on Shepherdia argentia (Pursh) Nutt.–
Buffalo berry and further west on Elaeagnus angustifolia L.–
Note: This species is often, incorrectly, treated as the western
subspecies of H. columbia (S. I. Smith).
ND, Williams Co., Williston. 5- VII- 1983, UV lt.
ND, Ward Co., Minot, VIII- 2001, coll. J. Knodel,
pic. J. Knodel.