We may find perhaps 8-12 species of overwintering Lithophane in northeastern North Dakota. Examples of some of these species are shown above. (Go to pages 464-469 in the Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America to view images of these as well as many other Lithophane species.)
When warmer weather finally arrives, perhaps in May and early June, I will continue my systematic effort to collect images (and selected individuals) of our local Lithophane.
Photographic images of this genus are archived as North Dakota specimens at BugGuide.net. Collected specimens are archived in the North Dakota State Insect Research Collection, Department of Entomology, Dept. 7650, North Dakota State University, P.O. Box 6050, Fargo, North Dakota 58108-6050. Contact Dr. Jerry Fauske, Research Specialist and Collection Manager, NDSIRC, for further information about North Dakota Lithophane.
Jennifer Johnson, writer for the Grand Forks Herald, published a story for National Moth Week 2013. This digital reprint of Johnson’s 24 July 2013 article shares the mothing interests of Becky Simmons, Laci Prucinsky, Heidi Connahs, Jerry Fauske, and Carl Barrentine.
Welcome to the upcoming
2014 Mothing Season!
Please go to my BugGuide.net site to view 2013 moth species:
Look for these 30 Spring moth taxa during March and April:
Click on the link below to view a more comprehensive video compilation of early season moth genera common to northeastern North Dakota.
To learn about National Moth Week 2014, click on the link below.