|Common name: Small striped cutworm/
Hodges #: 10831.
Identification: Rfw 13.67 mm, costa pale, R and Cu stem with white
scales, orbicular spot round, four white streaks in st. area, streak from
claviform spot to st. line of lighter shade of ground color, not yellow;
hws nearly immaculate white or with light fuscous margins and dark
terminal line, overall darker in &&.
Tegulae with a row of white scales near base. Male antennae heavily
bifasciculate; note generic characters of Euxoa (Euxoa).
Similar species: 10670,
Distribution: drier grasslands of the Great Plains from southern
Canada to Texas and New Mexico, in the east, it extends as far as Michigan
in suitable habitat, and in the southwest to Arizona.
Hosts: Larvae have been reported as damaging sweet clover, corn and
wheat in Nebraska
Note: a junior subjective synonym, Euxoa rabiata Smith,
was described in 1910 from Volga, SD.
ND Cass Co., Fargo. UV lt. trap.
27- VIII- 1957. R. Groom.