Moths of North Dakota

Noctuidae: Noctuinae: Agrotini

Euxoa tessellata  (Harris 1841)

Common name: Striped cutworm.

Hodges #: 10805.

Identification: Rfw 16.03 mm; black before and between ordinary spots; hw with broad fuscous border (%), or mostly fuscous (&).  Base of fw almost always with tuft of yellowish scales.

Similar species: 10705, 10723, 10755,10756, 10803, 10807, 10808, 10826, 10954, and 11047.

Distribution: southern Canada and temperate United States, in the west ranging northward to Alaska and southward in mountains to S. California, Arizona, and New Mexico, in the east ranging southward in the Appalachians to Georgia. 

Hosts: reported from more than 30 species including grasses, forbs, vegetables, row crops, and woody plants.  An occasional pest in gardens. 

ND  McLean Co., Natl. Guard Reserve lands.  11 mi WSW Garrison.  47 36 25 N lat.,
101 33 57 W long.  Hg/UV lt.  15- VII- 2004.  G. Fauske 

ND  Cass Co., Fargo.  UV lt. trap.


ND  Richland Co., Hankinson. UV lt. trap.
 26- VI- 1985.  G. Fauske.






Frons of E. tessellate showing appearance of central raised ring with and without scales.





Last updated: 02/06/07

Dr. Gerald M. Fauske
collection manager, NDSIRC
research specialist, NDSU
216 Hultz Hall
Fargo, ND 58105

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