Moths of North Dakota

Noctuidae: Condicinae: Leuconyctini

Leuconycta diphteroides (Guenée)

Common name: listed here as ‘Green owlet.

Hodges #: 9065.

Identification: Rfw 15.3 mm, fw pattern mimics lichens, vestiture of thorax and legs of broad flat scales, antennae simple or fasciculate.

Similar species: 9066, 9619.

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

Hosts: Solidago spp.– goldenrods) and Aster spp.– Asters.


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ND, Richland Co., 1/2 mi. E Iron Pond, Sheyenne Natl.  grasslands. 17- VII- 1997. Hg/ UV light, coll. G. Fauske.


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Last updated: 03/27/02

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

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