Moths of North Dakota


Dasychira grisefacta (Dyar 1911)

Common name: listed here as ‘Grizzled tussock moth.’

Hodges #: 8306.

Identification: Rfw 19.2 mm, fw with post median line dentate near costal margin, ground color shades of gray not brown, ocelli and proboscis absent.

Similar species: 8294, 8316, 8318.

Distribution: western temperate North America.

Hosts: Larvae on Pinus ponderosa Laws.– Ponderosa pine.


moth image

ND, Billings Co., Dickinson State trust land.  9- viii- 1993. Hg/ UV light, coll. G. Fauske.


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Last updated: 03/27/02

Gerald M. Fauske
Research Specialist
202 Hultz Hall
Fargo, ND 58105

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