Moths of North Dakota

Noctuoidea Notodontidae: Nystaleinae

Dasylophia anguina (J. E. Smith 1797)

Common name: Black spotted prominent

Hodges #: 7957

Identification: Rfw 16.6 mm, groundcolor variable, note even black and white p.m. line.  Scape of antennae with long scale tuft, palpi extending above eye.  

Similar species: 8017, 8010, 8007, 7919, 7958.

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

Hosts: Larval feed on legumes: Leadplant- Amorpha, Wild Indigo- Baptesia, and Sweet clovers- Melilotus have been reported.


WI, Dane Co., Madison.  18- VI- 1961. 
 W. Sirker


MN.  Clay Co., Moorhead Science Center.
UV/ Hg lt. 19-VI- 1996. G. Fauske, C. Lochen,
L. DeCock





Head of D. anguina showing long labial palpi.





Last updated: 04/14/09

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