Moths of North Dakota

Noctuidae: Noctuinae: Agrotini

Euxoa medialis (Smith [1888])

Common name: no accepted common name, listed here as 'Clay-colored dart.'

Hodges #: 10813.

Identification: Rfw 15.33 mm; fw with lower half of reniforn spot with fuscous scales, hw (%) unmarked white, (&) lightly infuscated.  All tibiae setose, eyes without hair, frons with a raised ring.  Identified as a member of Euxoa by the sacculus extension.

Similar species: 10669, 10715, 10723, 10809, 10811, 10841, 10842, 10847, 10894, 10902, 10906, and 10909.

Distribution: Great Plains from southern Canada to Texas, westward to the Pacific southward, and east as far as Wisconsin.

Hosts: Early stages unknown, the late August and September flight period in ND suggests overwintering in the egg stage.

Note: fw groundcolor varies from yellowish to gray, to pinkish.



ND  Divide Co., 10 mi NNW Alamo,
UV lt. trap.  6- IX- 2004.  K. Anderson.








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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