Moths of North Dakota

Noctuidae: Catocalinae

Catocala whitneyi Dodge 1874

Common name: Whitney’s underwing.

Hodges #: 8843.

Identification: Rfw 20.8 mm, basal dash absent, reniform spot and antemedial line each forming a black wedge; pro-tibia without setae.

Similar species: 8841, 8842.

Distribution: Plains states eastward to Ohio and Tennessee.

Hosts: Larvae feed on Amorpha spp.– Leadplant.


moth image

ND, Ransom Co., A annex, Sheyenne Natl. grasslands. 14- VII- 1992. 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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