Moths of North Dakota

Noctuidae: Plusiinae: Plusiini

Diachrysia balluca Geyer 1832

Common name: Listed here as 'Green-patched looper moth.'

Hodges #: 8897.

Identification: Rfw 20.4 mm, fw with highly metallic green patch. 

Similar species: 7885.

Distribution: southern Canada and temperate United States, mostly east of the 100th meridian.

Hosts: Larvae on Humulus lupulus L. (hops), Populus tremuloides Michx. (Trembling aspen), and Rubus spp. (Raspberry). 


ND Cass Co., Fargo.  10 VII- 1966.


  Moth county records  




Last updated: 01/13/05

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

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