|Common name: Pearly wood-nymph.
Hodges #: 9299.
Identification: Rfw 15 mm, hw yellow with broad, even marginal
band; ventral surface yellow with black ordinary spots and fw outer
marginal band showing through. Moth rests with extended tufted forelegs,
moth resembles bird droppings.
Similar species: 7922, 9301.
Distribution: southern Canada, eastern U.S., southwestward to
Hosts: Ampelopsis sp. – woodbine, Vitis–
grape, Epilobium– willow-herb/ fire-weed, and Humulus lupuus (L.)–
Common hops. Perhaps only the latter in North Dakota.
ND, Barnes/Ransom Co. line, Little Yellowstone Park.
20- VI- 2001 Hg/UV light, coll. P. Tinerella.