Moths of North Dakota

Noctuidae: Eustrotiinae: Eustrotiini

Lithacodia muscosula (Guenée 1852)

Common name: listed here as ‘Larger mossy glyph.

Hodges #: 9047.

Identification: Rfw 11.1 mm, gray and black pattern with scattered ochre scales, fw venation quadrifid. Abdominal segments 3 and 4 with black dorsal tufts.

Similar species: 7189, 7235, 7399.

Distribution: southern Canada and eastern United States.

Hosts: Larvae feed on grasses in low areas.


moth image

ND, Barnes/ Ransom Co. line, Little Yellowstone St. Pk. 20- VI- 2001, Hg/ UV light, coll. P. Tinerella.


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Last updated: 03/27/02

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

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