DistributionRead full entry
DistributionOgdoconta cinereola is the only widely distributed and commonly collected species of Ogdoconta in eastern, central, and southwestern North America. It occurs from southern Ontario and Quebec south to southern Florida. At the western edge of its distribution, Ogdoconta cinereola occurs from Manitoba southward through the Great Plains of Nebraska and Iowa, south throughout most of Texas, and westward through southern New Mexico (Eddy County) to southeastern Arizona (Santa Cruz County). The distribution extends south to the state of Coahuila in northern Mexico. Reports of this species from British Columbia are based on a mislabeled specimen; several other species from the same collection, now in the CNC, are also mislabeled as to locality with the same “Vancouver, B.C.” label. The larva of Ogdoconta cinereola was described by Coquillett (1880), Hampson (1910), Crumb (1956), and Wagner et al. (2011). Wagner et al. (2011) provided pictures of the larva. Recorded larval hosts include five plant families; Amaranthaceae, Asteraceae, especially Ambrosia spp. (ragweeds), Fabaceae, Labiatae, and Poaceae (Ashmead 1886, Crumb 1956, Tietz 1972, Robinson et al. 2002, Heppner 2003, Wagner et al. 2011, Robinson et al. 2012).