|Common name: Alfalfa looper moth.
Hodges #: 8914.
Identification: Rfw 18.3 mm, fw shiny, with black apical dash, hw
with broad fuscous border and bicolored fringe, vfw with two pale
patches in median area. Tibiae without spiniform setae. Male clasper with
dorsal margin nearly straight and cucullus 'foot-like.'
Similar species: 8887, 8890,
Distribution: western North America.
Hosts: Larvae have been recorded on more than 60 species of
plants including vegetable and forage crops such as: alfalfa, apple,
barley, beans, beets, celery, cucumber, lettuce, pumpkin, radish,
spinach, strawberry, sweet clover, tomato, and wheat.
ND, Cass Co., Casselton. 15- VI- 1992. UV light,
Coll. M. Hoard.