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Species Euxoa lewisi - Hodges#10718

Euxoa lewisi Euxoa lewisi Moth - Euxoa lewisi - male
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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 Pleonectopoda)
Species lewisi (Euxoa lewisi - Hodges#10718)
Hodges Number
10718
Other Common Names
Lewis' Dart, Oregon Dart
Size
Forewing length varies from 14 to 19 mm.
Identification
Forewing color varies from light gray to dark red-brown with a small dark patch between the reniform and orbicular spots. There is usually an incomplete buffy line inside the black of the reniform and orbicul spots. The transverse lines are usually not well defined (1)
Range
Occurs at middle to high elevations from southern BC and Alberta southward in the Cascades and Rocky Mountains to California and Colorado.
Habitat
Mid to high elevation open coniferous forests and meadows.
Season
Adults have been found in July and August.
Life Cycle
Immature stages are unknown.
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.