|Common name: Gray kitten
Identification: Rfw 20.6 mm, with transverse lines marked by wing
shading and tufts of yellow scales at veins. Terminal dots large
and black. Disc of thorax not contrasting with ptagiae and head.
Proboscis absent, palpi very short, eyes without hair, metatibiae with a
single pair of spurs.
Similar species: Many somewhat similar moths, note family
7930, 7673, 9205, 9206,
Distribution: southern Canada and northern and temperate United
Hosts: Larval feed on Poplars- Populus spp. and Willows-
MN. Clay Co., Moorhead Science
Center. 6 mi. E. Glyndon. Hg/UV lt.
19- vi- 1995. G. Fauske, C. Lochen,
Close up of thorax showing little contrast between disc of thorax
Larva, pic courtesy of Lacy Hyche, Auburn University, Forestry
Fw venation showing trifid condition, three veins end along lower half
of discal cell, characteristic of Notodontidae.
Most of the similar species are Noctuidae and have quadrifid venation,
four veins end along lower half of discal cell..