|Common name: Early cutworm
Identification: Rfw 15.84 mm; fw gray;. two color forms, with and
without black before and between ordinary spots, all forms with a
prominent basal dash and nearly always a black median line on the ptagiae.
All tibiae setose, frons with a raised ring. Males are easily
distinguished from similar Euxoa species by the short, heavy,
evenly down curved sacculus extension.
Similar species: 10641,
10715, 10716, 10753,
10809, 10826, 10882, 10894,
Distribution: Rocky Mountains from central Canada into Arizona,
eastward in the northern plains to Wisconsin. There is an isolated
population in the New England States and southeastern Canada..
Hosts: larvae have been reported from alfalfa, clovers, flax,
sugar beet, dandelion, Russian thistle and winter wheat.
ND Slope Co., Marmarth. 46 17 23 N. lat., 103 55 12 W. long. Hg/UV lt. 25- VII- 2004. G. Fauske, P. Beauzay.