Moths of North Dakota

Sphingidae: Macroglossinae:

Hyles gallii (Rottemburg 1775)

Common name: Bedstraw hawkmoth.

Hodges #: 7893.

Identification: Rfw 31.1 mm, diagonal pale stripe of fw narrow at inner margin, veins lacking white streaks; body with fuscous and white scales on ventral surface.

Similar species: 7892, 7894.

Distribution: Alaska to Nova Scotia, northern United States, southward to Colorado in the mountains, also Eurasia.

Hosts: Larvae feed on Epilobium spp. willow-herb/ fireweed, and Gallium spp. bedstraw.

ND, Cass Co., Fargo.  5- VI- 1985. UV lt. coll. G. Fauske.

larvae image

ND, Billings Co., nr Medora  1999, pic. C. Grondahl



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Last updated: 01/23/07

Gerald M. Fauske
Research Specialist
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Fargo, ND 58105

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