Moths of North Dakota

Notodontidae: Notodontinae, Dicranurini

Gluphisia septentrionis Walker 1855

Common name: Common gluphisia

Hodges #: 7931

Identification: Rfw 13.4 mm, with a row of raised metallic scales.  Eyes hairy; hind tibiae with a single pair of spurs. 

Similar species: 7933, 7935, 7937, 7939, 7930, 7673.

Distribution: southern Canada northern and temperate United States.

Hosts: Larval feed on Poplars- Populus spp.



ND. Slope Co., Marmarth.  46 17 23 N. Lat.,
103 55 12 W. Long. Hg/UV lt.  25- VII- 2004.
G. Fauske, P.Beauzay.






Head of G. septentrionis (left) showing hairy eyes; hind tibia of same (right) showing a single pair of spurs.





Last updated: 04/14/09

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