|Common name: Dusky cutworm
Identification: Rfw 14.7 mm; orbicular and claviform spots
elongate. Hw color variable from nearly pure white to fuscous.
Ptagiae dark, tegulae pale. Male with pectinate antennae. All
tibiae setose. Eyes without hair, frons with a raised ring.
Similar species: 10648, 10650,
Distribution: Coast to Coast from central Canada to Mexico.
Hosts: Larvae have been reported from varied hosts:
Medicago sativa-- alfalfa, Trifolim spp.--clovers, Nicotiana
tabacum-- tobacco, Viola spp.-- violets, Stellaria media--
chickweed, Avena sativa-- oats, and Zea mays-- corn.
The species is a minor pest in gardens.
ND Cass Co., Fargo. florescent lt.
15- IX- 2004. G. Fauske.