|Common name: Army cutworm
Hodges #: 10731.
Identification: Rfw 19.1 mm, a polychromic species– see
illustrations, fw narrower than most other cutworm moths (wing shape
similar to 10923, 4), antemedial line ‘zig-zag’ extending as far out on
A1+2 as tip of claviform spot; hw under
good light with pink reflection as in 10915; male
harpe very short and rounded, sacculus
extension angled upward and spatulate at apex.
Similar species: 10705, 10730, 10801,
Distribution: northern Canada to northern Mexico and from the
Pacific coast to the Great Lakes region, Missouri, and Texas.
Hosts: Larvae are cutworms on a variety of crops and are
economically important on varieties of wheat, oats, and barley. Natural
hosts are members of the Poaceae– grasses.
Note: This species is migratory, flying into the Rockies in early
summer and aestivating at high elevations, moving back on to the plains
in fall for egg laying.
SD Minnehaha Co., Sioux Falls. florescent
lt. 20 - VI- 1976. G. Fauske;
SD Minnehaha Co., Sioux Falls. florescent lt. 21 - VI-
1981. G. Fauske..
SD Minnehaha Co., Sioux Falls. florescent lt. 14 - VI- 1981. G. Fauske..