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Species Euxoa divergens - Hodges#10702

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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 Longivesica)
Species divergens (Euxoa divergens - Hodges#10702)
Hodges Number
10702
Size
Forewing length varies from 14 to 16 mm.
Identification
The combination of dark or gray-brown forewing color, black basal dash, and a pale cubital vein helps separate this species from most other Euxoa species. (1)
Range
Occurs in much of Canada from Newfoundland to BC and southward to the northern Northeastern States. In the West it occurs in montane area south to California, Arizona, and New Mexico.
Habitat
Open areas to dry to moist woodlands.
Season
Adults have been found from May until September, with the majority from mid-June to August.
Food
Larvae have only been reared in the labratory.
See Also
Might be confused with Euxoa ridingsiana (mainly) or E. tesselata in some cases. Characteristics of E. divergens that can distinguish it from ridingsiana include "lacks a pale streak distal to the claviform spot, lacks streaking in the subterminal area, and genital characters" (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.