Moths of North Dakota

Noctuidae: Noctuinae: Noctuini

Eurois astricta Morrison 1874

Common name: No accepted common name, listed here as 'Great brown dart.'

Hodges #: 10930.

Identification: Rfw 21.83 mm, fw shades of brown, hw fuscous with darker margin and contrasting whitish fringe, fore tibia with mesal and lateral setae.  Rubbed specimens of E. occulta can look similar.

Similar species: 9348, 10268, 10300, 10928, 10929, 11000, and 11001.

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

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



MN  Lake Co., McNair site #1.  T56N R11W  Sec. 24.  8- VIII- 1992.  D. Cuthrell, G. Fauske, T. Warner.


Reported in literature (Lafontaine 1998) from ND






Last updated: 01/23/07

Gerald M. Fauske
Research Specialist
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Fargo, ND 58105

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