Moths of North Dakota

Noctuoidea, Notodontidae: Pygaerinae

Clostera apicalis (Walker 1855)

Common name: Toothed clostera

Hodges #: 7901.

Identification: Rfw 12.0  mm, Fw mottled shades of brown, with pale and dark sinuous diagonal line; p.m. line at costa with dull orange patch distad in addition to characteristic white.  Eyes hairy, antennae of male pectinate to apex.

Similar species: 7895, 7896, 7898.

Distribution: southern Canada, United States southward to Mexico..

Hosts: Larval feed on willow- Salix and poplar- Populus


ND  Cass Co.  8- VIII- 1961.  R. L. Poole.


Fw showing diffuse subapical patch.









Last updated: 04/14/09

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