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Species Euxoa satis - Hodges#10786

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Noctuini
Subtribe Agrotina
Genus Euxoa
No Taxon (Subgenus Euxoa)
Species satis (Euxoa satis - Hodges#10786)
Hodges Number
10786
Size
Wingspead from 28-36 mm. Forewing length from 11 to 17 mm.
Identification
Forewing is dark brown to black, hindwing is dark brown/gray. A form with a lighter ground color occurs in Washington, Oregon, and California with paler shading adjacent to the transverse lines on the forewing and pale shading in the reniform and orbicular spots between the black line and the dark central area. (1)
Range
Western North America from southwestern Alberta and southern British Columbia, south to central Colorado, northern Utah, northern Nevada, and southern California.
Habitat
Coniferous forests from low to mid-elevations.
Season
Adults found during June, July, August.
Life Cycle
Very little is known of the larval stages in nature.
Remarks
Many Euxoa species are difficult to identify and there is often considerable variation in color within species depending on location. Can be confused with other Euxoa species such as E. infausta and E. tessellata.
Print References
(2)
(1)
Works Cited
1.The Moths of America North of Mexico, Noctuoidea, Noctuidae (Part), Noctuinae (Part-Euxoa), Fascicle 27.2
J. Donald LaFontane. 1987. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.
2.Macromoths of Northwest Forests and Woodlands
Jeffrey Miller, Paul Hammond. 2000. USDA Forest Service, FHTET-98-18.