Moths of North Dakota

Noctuoidea, Notodontidae: Phalerinae

Peridea angulosa (J. E. Smith 1797)

Common name: Angulose prominent

Hodges #: 7920.

Identification: Rfw 19.7 mm, pale wood brown at base and along a.m. line; inner margin with scale tuft at mid point. palpi 1.2 height of eye, eyes without hair,  male antennae fasciculate. . 

Similar species: 7919, 7921, 7926, 7928, 7994, 7998, 7999. 

Distribution: southern Canada and United States east of the Great Plains.

Hosts: Larval feed on  Oak- Quercus.

Note: Eastern specimens are shaded with dark brown rather than grayish and are much more similar to P. ferruginea.


ND. Ransom Co., nr calcarious fen,
2.5 mi. E Owego. T135N R53W Sec. 2. 
Hg/UV lit. 12- VI- 1992, G. Fauske


Fasciculate antenna of P. angulosa.







Last updated: 04/14/09

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