Moths of North Dakota

Noctuidae: Plusiinae: Plusiini

Anagrapha falcifera (Kirby 1837)

Common name: Celery looper moth.

Hodges #: 8924.

Identification: Rfw 16.8 mm, fw stigma tear-shaped, contiguous with am. line to base, inner margin strongly concave at tornal angle; venter with pm. line crossing both wings. Meta-tibiae with spiniform setae.

Similar species: 8913, 8916.

Distribution: central Canada to Mexico.

Hosts: Larvae have been recorded on a wide variety of plants including vegetable crops such as: beet, cabbage, carrot, celery, corn, and lettuce.


ND, Cavalier Co., Pembina gorge, 11 mi. W. Walhalla.  14- VIII- 2001, UV/Hg light. 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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