Moths of North Dakota

Noctuidae: Plusiinae: Plusiini

Plusia contexta Grote 1873

Common name: Listed here as 'Broad-streaked looper moth.'

Hodges #: 8952.

Identification: Rfw 14.4 mm, fw metallic orange-brown with apical silvery patch and oblong bilobed stigma, discal cell without silver, fw inner margin not concave before tornus.

Similar species: 8907, 8950, 8953.

Distribution: southern Canada and temperate U. S., east of the Rockies.

Hosts: Larvae feed on Poaceae– grasses.


ND, Barnes Co., T139N R58W Sec.   Hg/UV light, 17- IX- 2004, coll. K. Mundal &
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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