Moths of North Dakota

Noctuidae: Euteliinae

Paectes oculatrix (Guenée 1852)

Common name: Eyed paectes.

Hodges #: 8957.

Identification: Rfw 12.3 mm, large ocellatus distinctive, male antennae bi-pectinate, the pecinations asymmetrical.

Similar species: none in North Dakota.

Distribution: Nova Scotia to Florida, west to Manitoba and Colorado.

Hosts: Larvae feed on Toxicodendron rydbergii (Small ex. Rydberg) Greene– Poison ivy.


moth image

ND, Richland Co., West I allotment, Sheyenne Natl. grasslands. 28- VI- 1996, Hg/UV lt., coll. K. Mundal.


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Last updated: 03/28/02

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

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