Moths of North Dakota

Arctiidae: Arctiinae: Arctiini

Hyphantria cunea (Drury, 1773)

Common name: Fall webworm.

Hodges #: 8140.

Identification: Rfw 15.4 mm, fw varies from unmarked white to heavily spotted with black; antennal shaft white, pro-femora yellow-orange and black, hind tibiae with apical pair of spurs only, abdomen unmarked white.  

Similar species: 8230, 8144, 8137, 8136, 8134, 8133, 8132, 8131, 8111, 6798.

Distribution: southern Canada and U.S. southward to central Mexico.

Hosts: larvae have been reported from more than 100 species of deciduous trees including: Acer-- maples, Fraxinus-- ash, and Quercus-- oaks.


ND, Cass Co., Fargo,  UV light, 19- VII- 1996, coll. K. Mundall.


IA,  Dallas Co.,  Adel,  DNR Prairie Forb Plots, 9- VI- 2004,  pic. M. J. Hatfield.



Ventral view showing yellowish femur and coxa.




Last updated: 01/23/07

Gerald M. Fauske
Research Specialist
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Fargo, ND 58105

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