Moths of North Dakota

Noctuidae: Noctuinae: Agrotini

Euxoa obeliscoides (Guenée 1852)

Common name: No accepted common name, listed here as ‘Lesser square-spot dart.'

Hodges #: 10817.

Identification: Rfw ,  Combination of pale costa and reniform, and round orbicular spot, frons with median tubercle.  Genitalic characters are used for certain separation from a few close congeners: harpe straight and without pubescence, vesica with tri-lobed sub-basal diverticulum.  

Similar species: 10674, 10818, 10826, 10851, 10878, and 11047.

Distribution: Western United states and southern Canada, eastward in transition zone to the Atlantic.

Hosts: unknown in nature, laboratory rearing indicate the species overwinters in the egg stage.



ND  Cass Co., Fargo.  florescent lt. 
2- IX- 2004.  G. Fauske;

SD  Minnehaha Co.,  Sioux Falls. 
 florescent lt.  28- VII- 1977. 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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