Moths of North Dakota

Noctuidae: Noctuinae: Agrotini

Agrotis obliqua (Smith 1903)

Common name: no accepted common name, listed here as 'Oblique dart.'

Hodges #: 10660.

Identification: Rfw 14.74 mm; fw brown, black between ordinary spots, transverse lines traceable.  Ptagiae tricolored: pale basad with both black and brown median line/ shade.  Male with bifasciculate, biserrate antennae.  All tibiae setose.  Eyes without hair, frons with a raised ring.  

Similar species: 10648, 10650, 10651, 10658, 10659, 10807, and 10943. 

Distribution: a boreal species occurring across Canada and northern United States, ranging southward in mountains to Colorado, Arizona, and California.

Hosts: Larval host plants are unknown.


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Last updated: 01/23/07

Gerald M. Fauske
Research Specialist
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Fargo, ND 58105

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