Moths of North Dakota

Noctuidae: Noctuinae: Noctuini

Eueretagrotis sigmoides (Guenée 1852)

Common name:  Sigmoid dart.

Hodges #: 11007.

Identification: Rfw 17.49 mm, ground color brown, black before and between ordinary spots; costa yellowish, hws fuscous; ptagiae dark brown, contrasting with light brown tegulae.  Protibia with apical mesal setae and a few lateral setae concealed by lateral fringe.

Similar species: 10801, 11006, 11008, 11009, 11027, 11029, and 11047.

Distribution: southern Canada and northern United States, east of the Rockies.

Hosts: Larval hosts have not been reported.


MN  Clay Co., Moorhead Science Center.  T139N R46W Sec. 10, Hg/ UV lt.,
10- VII- 1997. G. Fauske 


Head of E. sigmoides showing long 3rd segment of labial palpus.


Protibia of E. sigmoides showing apical setae.







Last updated: 02/06/07

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