Moths of North Dakota

Noctuidae: Noctuinae: Noctuini

Eurois occulta (Linnaeus 1758)

Common name: Great gray dart/ Great brochade.

Hodges #: 10929.

Identification: Rfw 26.3 mm, fw irrorate with gray, black and white scales, hw fuscous with contrasting white fringe, fore tibia with mesal and lateral setae.

Similar species: 9200, 10275, 10276, 10280, 10291, 10930, 11000, and 11001.

Distribution: Boreal zone species ranging from southern Alaska to the Atlantic, south to the northern United States and in the Rockies to Arizona.

Hosts: Larvae feed on Larix laricina (DuRoi) K. Koch. Tamarack, Symphoricarpos spp. Snowberry, and Spiraea latifolia (Ait.) Borkh. meadowsweet.


ND, Cass Co, Fargo, UV light trap.  14- VIII- 1958. coll. R. Groom.

Lateral view of head, specimen above..






Last updated: 01/23/07

Gerald M. Fauske
Research Specialist
202 Hultz Hall
Fargo, ND 58105

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