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Species Euxoa perexcellens - Hodges#10816

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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)
No Taxon (bostoniensis group)
Species perexcellens (Euxoa perexcellens - Hodges#10816)
Hodges Number
10816
Size
Forewing length varies from 17 to 21 mm.
Identification
The forewings are streaked lengthwise, have a fairly large claviform spot, and yellow/buff shading in the reniform and orbicular spots. Forewings of males are usually more reddish brown while the females are more silver/gray. (1)
Specimens identified by DNA analysis:
Range
Occurs from souther BC to southern California with a disjunct population in Michigan.
Habitat
Dry coniferous forests.
Season
Adults have been found from July until October.
Food
Immature stages are poorly known.
See Also
Some species in this genus are very similar:
Army Cutworm Moth - Euxoa auxiliaris


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.