Moths of North Dakota

Noctuidae: Noctuinae: Agrotini

Euxoa dargo (Strecker 1898)

Common name: no accepted common name, listed here as 'Strecker's dart.'

Hodges #: 10836.

Identification: Rfw 13.6 mm, costa pale, R and Cu stem with white scales, orbicular spot round to oblong, four white streaks in st. area, yellow streak from claviform spot to st. line;  hws vary from  whitish with light fuscous margins to fuscous with darker margins, overall darker in &&.  Tegula with a band of white scales basally.  Male antennae heavily bifasciculate; note generic characters of Euxoa (Euxoa).  

Similar species: 10670, 10731, 10741, 10768, 10804, 10830, 10831, 10833, 10834, 10839,
and 10864.  

Distribution: northern Great Plains, extending southward along the western edge of the plains to Texas, in the north occurring in the Pacific Northwest and southern British Columbia.  

Hosts: Larvae have been reported on corn and Russian thistle (Knudson 1944).

Note: a junior subjective synonym, Carneades rumatana Smith, was described in 1903 from
Volga, SD.



ND  Williams Co., Williston.  UV lt. trap,
 30- VIII- 1958. S. Saugstad.







Last updated: 02/06/07

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