|Common name: No accepted common name,
listed here as 'Riley's dart.'
Hodges #: 10669, under
Identification: Rfw 14.53 mm; fw gray, transverse lines black.
Hw color whitish. All tibiae setose; protibial setae blunt,
fossorial. Eyes without hair, frons with a raised ring.
Similar species: 10223, 10641,
10813, 10845, and 10847 .
Distribution: dry, semi-desert areas of the Great Plains from
southern Canada to Texas, westward to just beyond the front range of the
Hosts: Larvae are unknown, however, in Severin-McDaniel Insect
Research Museum (South Dakota State University) there are long series of
collected adults from areas corresponding to damage atributed to A.
orthogonia and it is possible that occasionally, this species may have
been in part, responsible..
Note: The generic name Onychagrotis was based on the
enlarged protibial setae of this species.
ND Williams Co., Williston, UV lt. trap.
9- IX- 1986. G. Fauske.