Moths of North Dakota

Noctuidae: Noctuinae: Agrotini

Euxoa albipennis (Grote 1876)

Common name: no accepted common name, listed here as 'Pale-spot dart.'

Hodges #: 10807.

Identification: Rfw 13.76 mm; fw orbicular wider than dark area in cell between it and reniform spot; fw basal of a.m. line usually paler than median area; fw without carmine scales along costa. 

Similar species: 10755, 10756, 10805, 10808, 10849, 10882, and 10954.

Distribution: coast to coast in southern Canada and northern United States, ranging southward in the west to New Mexico, Arizona, and California.

Hosts: Larvae have been reported from Oxytropis spp. (loco weed), Lupinus spp. (lupine), Melilotus spp. (sweetclover), Helianthis spp. (sunflower), Solanum tuberosum (potato), and Zea mays (corn).  

Note: Larval hosts have in past been confounded concerning this species and E. declarata such that records here are repeated in each place.

ND  Morton Co., Hebron.  E. Krauth.

ND  Golden Valley Co., 1- IX- 1986. 
 UV lt.  trap.  G. Fauske.






Last updated: 02/06/07

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

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