|Common name: Variegated cutworm/ Pearly underwing.
Hodges #: 10915.
Identification: Rfw 21.5 mm, orbicular spot often pale, hw with
violet reflections, frons evenly rounded, thorax with a double median
scale-crest, fore tibia with row of setae on mesal side only.
Similar species: 10268, 10663, 10731,
10924, and 10926.
Distribution: central Canada southward to Argentina, also
Hosts: Larvae general feeders, reported on more than 125 species
of vegetables, crops, herbs and woody plants.
ND, Morton Co., Hebron. coll. E. Krauth.
ND Cass Co., UV lt. trap. 28- VII- 1986.
coll. G. Fauske.
ND., Pembina Co., ex. sugarbeet field
25- viii- 2001,
coll.. M. Boetel, pic. G. Fauske. (note parasitoids).