Moths of North Dakota

Noctuidae: Noctuinae: Agrotini

Agrotis vetusta Walker 1856

Common name: Old man dart/ Spotted-legged cutworm

Hodges #: 10641.

Identification: Rfw 15.87 mm; fw gray,. Ordinary spots fuscous, p.m. line represented by dark dots on veins, hw unmarked white.  All tibiae setose, eyes without hair, frons with a raised ring.

Similar species: 10669, 10715, 10723, 10809, 10811, 10813, 10841, 10842, 10847, 10894, 10902, 10906, and 10909.

Distribution: southern Alaska to Nova Scotia, southward into Mexico.

Hosts: Larvae have been reported from more than 20 species of forbs,  vegetables, and row crops. 



ND Foster Co., Carrington Expt. Station. 
UV lt. trap.  20- VIII- 1986.  G. Fauske.


Anterior view showing frontal tubercle and unmarked ptagiae.



Meta-basitaruss of Agrotis vetusta showing four rows of setae. 
Similar species of Anicla possess three rows of setae.





Last updated: 02/06/07

Dr. Gerald M. Fauske
collection manager, NDSIRC
research specialist, NDSU
216 Hultz Hall
Fargo, ND 58105

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