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Atlas of North Dakota Butterflies

Harvester (Feniseca tarquinius)


  • BND: Harvester; Feniseca tarquinius (Fabricius, 1793)
  • BNA: Harvester; Feniseca tarquinius
  • NDC: FETA
  • Habitat: Deciduous woodlands, especially near water
  • Larval food: Carnivorous on wooly aphids (Prociphilus, Neoprociphilus, Schizoneura, Pemphigus), usually those found on alders (Alnus). Rare in ND. Historically from Cass and Pembina Counties; only one recent record near Mirror Pool Woods (Ransom County), 12 July 1991.
  • Adult flight: Precocious southward, but probably two broods in ND
  • References: Royer 85, Opler & Krizek 81, Scott 356
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