Moths of North Dakota

Noctuidae: Catocalinae

Euclidia cuspidea (Hübner 1818)

Common name: Toothed somberwing.

Hodges #: 8731.

Identification: Rfw 15 mm, ventral wings dark with broad pale margins, lower half of frons glossy.

Similar species: 8738, 8739.

Distribution: southern Canada, northern and temperate United States south to Arizona.

Hosts: general feeder on clovers and grasses.


moth image

ND, Richland Co., Iron Pond, Sheyenne Natl. grasslands.  11- VI- 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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