Identification of Minnesota noctuid

Donald Hobern dhobern at
Tue Jul 27 06:16:43 EDT 1999

Thanks to all those who took a copy of the picture.  Gary Anweiler has
sent me a photograph of Melanchra picta (Zebra Caterpillar Moth) and I
am convinced that that is what I saw.
Donald Hobern wrote:
> Last year, while in Rochester, Minnesota in June, I caught a noctuid
> that I could not identify from Covell's guide and the Moth Book.  I made
> a detailed coloured drawing and have finally got around to scanning the
> picture in.  The moth appears to be a Plusiine.  Would anyone care to
> take a look at the picture and let me know if it looks recognisable?
> The image is a 69k jpg.
> Thanks,
> Donald Hobern
> (dhobern at

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