Our Local Lithophane: A Fascinating Genus…

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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.)

Moth Book

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.

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