Moths of North Dakota

Noctuidae: Plusiinae: Plusiini

Plusia venusta Walker 1865

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

Hodges #: 8953.

Identification: Rfw 14.9 mm, fw orange-brown, with two thin oblong silvery streaks, apical streak somewhat evanescent, fw inner margin not concave before tornus.

Similar species: 8950, 8952, 10447.

Distribution: southern Canada and northern United States.

Hosts: Larvae feed on Poaceae– grasses.


MN, Hubbard Co., 5.6 mi SE Park Rapids,  46 52' 27"N, 94 59' 32"W.  Hg/UV light, 11- VII- 2002, coll. P. Beauzay.


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Last updated: 01/13/05

Gerald M. Fauske
Research Specialist
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Fargo, ND 58105

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