Moths of North Dakota

Noctuidae: Noctuinae: Agrotini

Euxoa olivia (Morrison 1876)

Common name: no accepted common name, listed here as 'Morrisons' olive dart.'

Hodges #: 10741.

Identification: Rfw 14.59 mm, costa pale, orbicular spot round, pale streak from claviform spot and beyond discal cell more prominent than streaks on veins; tegulae  without transverse white line found in E. niveilinea and E. dargo. Hws nearly immaculate white with light fuscous margins and white fringe, overall darker in &&.  Antennae of %%  heavily bifasciculate; sacculus extension with dorsal flange, harpe strongly curved; note generic characters of Euxoa (Heteroeuxoa).  

Similar species: 10670, 10731, 10768, 10804, 10830, 10831, 10833, 10834, 10836, 10839,
and 10864.  

Distribution: western North America from southern Canada to Mexico, in the north, occurring as far as the eastern edge of the Great Plains.

Hosts: Larvae have been reported on corn and strawberry plants in Nebraska (Walkden 1950).


ND  Divide Co., UV lt. trap. 
17- VIII- 2003.  K. Anderson.






Last updated: 02/06/07

Dr. Gerald M. Fauske
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research specialist, NDSU
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