Moths of North Dakota

Notodontidae: Notodontinae, Dicranurini

Gluphisia avimacula Hudson 1891

Common name: Four-spotted gluphisia

Hodges #: 7933

Identification: Rfw 17.9 mm, with pale yellow scales filling part of the basal line and reniform spot; reniform frequently an elongate black (yellow filled) 'v-shape' spot resembling a flying bird.  Eyes hairy; hind tibiae with two pairs of spurs. 

Similar species: 7931, 7935, 7937, 7939, 7930, 7673.

Distribution: southern Canada and northern United States east of the Rockies.

Hosts: Larval feed on Poplars- Populus spp.



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Last updated: 04/14/09

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