|Common name: White cutworm
Identification: Rfw 15.72 mm; fw gray, transverse lines indicated
at coasta, black, double and pale filled; lower half of reniform spot
infuscated; st area darkened, st line indicated by pale spots. Hw
margins fuscous, often with fain fuscous sub-marginal line. Frons
smooth, without raised ring typical of most species of Euxoa and
Similar species: 10641, 10669,
10809, 10811, 10813, 10894, 10902,
Distribution: temperate and transition zone North America mostly
east of the Rockies and in areas of sandy soil. .
Hosts: Larvae have been reported from a variety of vegetables,
woody shrubs and trees. In habits it is known as a climbing cutworm.
Occasionally a pest of truck crops.
Note: fw groudcolor is variable and can be heavily dusted with
pinkish scales giving an overall pale brick red appearance to the moth...
ND Foster Co., Carrington Expt. Station.
UV lt. trap, 17- VI- 1992, M. Hoard.
Arrow indicates smooth frons.
Compare to 10805.