Moths of North Dakota

Noctuidae: Plusiinae: Plusiini

Megalographa biloba (Stephens 1830)

Common name: Bilobed looper moth.

Hodges #: 8907.

Identification: Rfw 17.4 mm, fw stigma very large, bilobed, silvery scales in lower half of reniform spot and am line. Meta-tibiae without spiniform setae.

Similar species: 8911, 8924, 8950, 8952.

Distribution: southern Canada to Mexico, largely absent from Pacific northwest.  does not overwinter in the northern portions of its range.

Hosts: Larvae have been reported from a wide variety of herbaceous plants including: Brassica oleracea L. (cabbage), Hordeum vulgare L. (barley, Lactuca sataiva L. (lettuce), Medicago sativa L. (alfalfa), Nicotiana tabacum L. (tobacco), and Phaseolus vulgaris L. (bean). 


ND, Cass Co. Fargo.  5- X- 2004, fluorescent lt. coll. G. Fauske.


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Last updated: 01/13/05

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

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