Moths of North Dakota

Notodontidae: Notodontinae, Notodontini

Notodonta scitipennis Walker 1862

Common name: Willow finned caterpillar

Hodges #: 7926

Identification: Rfw 17.5 mm, with tuft at mid point along inner margin. Eyes hairy, male antennae bipecinate with pectinations decreasing in size to apex. 

Similar species: 7919, 7920, 7921, 7957, 8010, 8012, 9578.

Distribution: southern Canada and northern and temperate United States.

Hosts: Larval feed on Willows- Salix spp.

Note: In older literature listed as N. stragula Grote.


MN  Polk Co., Agassiz Dunes SNA. 
T147N, R44W Sec.19.  Hg/UV lt. 
11- VI- 1998.  G. Fauske.











Last updated: 04/14/09

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