Moths of North Dakota

Noctuidae: Noctuinae: Agrotini

Euxoa divergens (Walker [1857])

Common name: No accepted common name, listed here as 'Divergent-lined dart.'

Hodges #: 10702.

Identification: Rfw 14.56 mm, R and Cu stems, and ordinary spots outlined in white scales, black before and between ordinary spots but without pale streaks in pm area; hws fuscous, paler basad in %%.  Male antennae moderately bifasciculate; vesica elongate  Note generic characters of Euxoa.

Similar species: 10756, 10805, 10831, 10836, 10861, 10862, 10863, 10864, 10951 and 11047. 

Distribution: Hudsonian zone from Yukon to Newfoundland southward into the northern U.S.
In western North America extending south in the mountains to New Mexico and southern California.

Hosts: Larvae have been reported on alfalfa in Montana (Cook 1930). Natural hosts are unknown..

Note: The elongate vesica, characteristic of the subgenus Longivesica, places this species among a few moths mostly quite dissimilar in external appearance. 


ND  McLean Co., Natl. Guard Reserve lands.  11 mi WSW Garrison.  47 36 25 N lat.,
101 33 57 W long.  Hg/UV lt.  28- VI- 2002.  G. Fauske.





Last updated: 02/06/07

Dr. Gerald M. Fauske
collection manager, NDSIRC
research specialist, NDSU
216 Hultz Hall
Fargo, ND 58105

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