Unknown Midwestern Moths
burnbank at sympatico.ca
Fri Apr 21 08:25:16 EDT 2000
I saw the response from Mike Soukup and he did pretty well but his numbering
doesn't seem to match the numbers I see.
1 Noctuidae: Noctua pronuba. Introduced at Halifax about 1979 and now
spread at least to Wisc. and Louisiana!
2. Noctuidae: Psaphida rolandi (formerly in the genus Eutolype but moved to
Psaphida in Bob Pooles Cuculliinae revidion in MONA).
3 Geometridae: Nacrophora quernaria (Mike 's #2)
4 Noctuidae: Papaipema leucostigma
5 Geometridae: Haematopis grataria (Mike's #3)
6 Noctuidae: Magusa orbifera. A subtropical migrant the moves into the
northern States and southern Canada irregularly in the fall.
7 Geometridae: Phigalia titea
8 Notodontidae: Gluphisia avimacula
9 Noctuidae: Apamea devastator (formerly Crymodes devastator)
10 Noctuidae: Acronicta impleta
11 Geometridae: I have no books here at home and I can't remember the name of
this Geo. but if no one else tells you you can contact me at work next week for
a name at "LafontaineD at EM.AGR.CA"
12 Noctuidae: unknown. This is in very poor shape but the habitus is like a
dark Papaipema (e.g. Papaipema unimoda) It and # 4 are both males so if you can
get the rear end under a dissecting scope and use a very small artists brush to
remove the scales covering the genitalia you should be able to compare them and
13 Geometridae: Eupithecia ravocostaliata. Our most distinctive Eupithecia in
a genus that otherwise usually means dissection for identification.
Kurt Jacobs wrote:
> I have a group of 13 moths collected in Green Bay, Wisconsin from 1998 that
> I have had some trouble in identifying. If anyone is up to the challenge,
> thank you for your help in advance. Click the link below to go to my
> website and then choose the UNKNOWNS link in the left frame to bring up the
> scan of the unknown moths.
> Kurt Jacobs
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