|Common name: Dingy cutworm.
Hodges #: 10670.
Identification: Rfw 15.0 mm, fw with streaks on veins M3
and Cu1 reaching margin; orbicular spot
triangular, claviform spot extending as far out as reniform spot, all
tibiae setose. Male clasper with upturned harpe along inner face
of valve, no sacculus extension.
Similar species: 10648, 10650,
10830, 10831, also
Distribution: southern Alaska, southeastward across Canada and United States
to northern Mexico..
Hosts: Larvae have been reported from more than 40 plant species
including crops, forages, vegetables, and forbs.
Note: Often listed as F. ducens Walker. Recent
work (see Lafontaine 2004) indicates that this is probably a complex of
species at present perhaps only identified via pheromones or DNA.
The specimens shown at right represent extremes in variation only and
not cryptic species.
ND, Cass Co., Fargo, NDSU campus. 15- VIII-
1978, %, UV light, coll. T.
ND, Cass Co., Fargo. VIII- 1983, %,
UV lt, coll. G. Fauske.
Right prothoracic tibia showing mesal
and lateral rows of setae.