Moths of North Dakota

Notodontidae: Notodontinae, Notodontini

Pheosia rimosa Packard 1864

Common name: Black rimmed prominent/ False sphinx.

Hodges #: 7922

Identification: Rfw 21.5 mm, combination of pale fascia on fw and white hw is distinctive.  Rubbed specimens might be confused with species having similar wing shapes, note family characteristics.

Similar species: nothing very similar- 7924, 9299, 9301, 10200.

Distribution: southern Canada and northern and temperate United States.

Hosts: Larval feed on willows- Salix.

Note: In older literature, confused with the extremely similar P. dimidiata (Herrich-Schäffer) of Eurasia.


ND  Sargent Co., Straubville.  UV lt trap. 
24- VI- 1985.  C. Shole.






The long stalked Rs+M1 of the hw, visible without magnification, easily separates
rubbed specimens of this moth from similarly shaped Sphingidae or Noctuidae.





Last updated: 04/14/09

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