|Common name: Dark-sided cutworm/
Hodges #: 10705.
Identification: Rfw 14.9 mm, noctuoid pattern in black on luteous
gray ground; orbicular round, median shade present; hws very light fuscous
with darker margins and white fringe, overall darker in
&&. Male antennae moderately
bifasciculate; vesica elongate and shallowly curved. Note generic
characters of Euxoa.
Similar species: 10704, 10743, 10753, 10776,
10780, 10793, 10845,
10849, 10906, 10923,
Distribution: coast to coast in temperate United States and
southern Canada, in the west ranging northward to Yukon and southward to
Hosts: Larvae have been reported from more than 40 forbs,
vegetables, and woody plants. In the northeast, it is traditionally
associated with truck crops, in the northern Great Plains the Dark-sided
cutworm has been of economic importance in corn, alfalfa, and sugar beets.
Note: The elongate vesica, characteristic of the subgenus
Longivesica, places this species among a few moths mostly quite
dissimilar in external appearance.
CA Los Angeles Co., San Gabriel Mts,
S. Fork campground. 4600', 2- X- 1965.