Moths of North Dakota

Arctiidae: Arctiinae: Ctenuchini

Ctenucha virginica (Esper 1794)

Common name: Virginia ctenucha.

Hodges #: 8262.

Identification: Rfw 22.5 mm, fws dark brown, hws black, both white fringed.

Similar species: 4624, 8267, 8273.1.

Distribution: central Canada and northern U. S. except Pacific coast. 

Hosts: Larvae feed on Poaceae– grasses, Cyperaceae-- sedges.  Also reported on Iris.

MN, Polk Co., Agassiz Dunes SNA.  T147N  R44W, Sec. 19.  Hg/ UV light,   11- VI- 1998.  G. Fauske.

ND, Richland Co., Mirror Pool state recreation area. VII- 1993.  pic G. Fauske.

MN, Ottertail Co., Maplewood State Park, 1996.  pic.  G. Fauske.








Last updated: 01/23/07

Gerald M. Fauske
Research Specialist
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