|Common name: Pale western cutworm.
Hodges #: 10645.
Identification: Rfw 15.27 mm; fw transverse lines double, pale
filled, st area pale. Hw color variable from fuscous to nearly
white. All tibiae setose; protibial setae sharply pointed.
Eyes without hair, frons with a raised ring.
Similar species: 10223, 10649,
10669, 10704, 10780, 10831, 10838, and 10845.
Distribution: dry, semi-desert areas of western North America from
southern Canada to California; ranging eastward nearly to the eastern edge
of the Great Plains..
Hosts: Larvae have been reported from more than 25 species of forbs
and grasses. The species is occasionally of economic
importance on winter wheat and small grains. It has also been
reported from corn and sugar beets.
ND Divide Co., UV lt. trap. 17- VIII- 2003.
Protibia showing sharp setae.