Moths of North Dakota

Noctuidae: Calpinae: Gonopterini

Scoliopteryx libatrix (Linnaeus 1758)

Common name: Herald moth.

Hodges #: 8555.

Identification: Rfw 19.5 mm, fws scalloped and marked with white and orange, legs chocolate brown, each segment annulate with white, lower frons glossy.

Similar species: 9952.

Distribution: transcontinental in northern and temperate North America, also in Eurasia.

Hosts: Species of Populus– poplar and Salix– willow.


moth image

ND, Ransom Co., 1.5 mi. W of McLeod.  Berg allotment, Sheyenne Natl. Grasslands.  Hg/ UV light. 9- VI- 1992, coll. G. Fauske.


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Last updated: 03/27/02

Gerald M. Fauske
Research Specialist
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Fargo, ND 58105

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