|Common name: Elegant prominent
Identification: Rfw 23.65 mm, with tuft at mid point along inner
margin. Wing shape is similar to some sphingids or cuculline
noctuids, note family characters.
Similar species: nothing very similar- rubbed specimens might be
confused with 7922,
Distribution: southern Canada and northern and temperate United
Hosts: Larval feed on Poplar, Aspen and Cottonwood-
Note: Very similar to a few Eurasian members of the genus.
ND Slope Co., Marmarth. 46 17 23 N Lat,
103 55 12 W Long. Hg/UV lt. 25 VII- 2004.
G. Fauske, P.
The long stalked Rs+M1 of the hw, visible without magnification, easily
rubbed specimens of this moth from similarly shaped Sphingidae or
Odontosa elegans resting on
Cass. Co., Fargo. pic. G. Fauske