Moths of North Dakota

Noctuidae: Catocalinae

Catocala parta Guenée 1852

Common name: Mother underwing.

Hodges #: 8806.

Identification: Rfw 37 mm, fw with apical, tornal, and basal dashes, vfw virtually lacking orange or red scales, vhw with lunate discal spot.

Similar species: 8805, 8812, 8822.

Distribution: Canada and temperate United States, south to Utah in the Rockies.

Hosts: Larvae feed on Populus– Poplar and Salix– willow.


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ND, Cass Co., N Fargo.  30- VIII- 1993, bait trap, coll. G. Fauske.


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Last updated: 05/08/02

Gerald M. Fauske
Research Specialist
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Fargo, ND 58105

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