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Species Euxoa sculptilis - Hodges#10815

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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 sculptilis (Euxoa sculptilis - Hodges#10815)
Hodges Number
10815
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Euxoa sculptilis (Harvey, 1875)
Agrotis sculptilis Harvey, 1875
Ammaconia sculptilis
Richia sculptilis
Carneades sculptilis
Paragrotis sculptilis
Carneades xyliniformis, Smith, 1893
Phylogenetic sequence # 933357
Size
Buckett (1966) listed the forewing length 16-19 mm. (1)
Identification
Adult - Forewing with the basal half grey irrorated with brown; the terminal half black-brown; a double black subbasal line from costa angled inwards; a double sinuous antemedial line, strongly angled outwards below costa and above inner margin; the claviform large, elongate defined by black; the orbicular large, round, black edged; the outer edge of the grey area angled on median nervure; the reniform large, black edged, rather indistinct; the postmedial line double, minutely dentate, strongly bent outwards below costa, excurved to vein 3 then incurved; faint traces of an irregular subterminal line; Hindwing white irrorated with brown; the veins and a terminal line brown; the underside with discoidal point and indistinct, minutely waved, postmedial line (Hampson, 1903). [Randy Hardy]

Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD). (2)
Range
Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. (3)
Season
Buckett (1966) reported the flight period October through December. (1)
Moth Photographers Group has records beginning in August. (3)
Print References
Buckett, J.S., 1966. The little known moth Euxoa sculptilis (Harvey) in Arizona, with description, illustrations, and notes on Euxoa violaris (Grote & Robinson (Noctuidae-Agrotiinae). Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera, 5(4): 255-261. (1)
Harvey, L.F., 1875. Observations of North American moths. Bull. Buffalo Soc. Nat. Sci., 2: 271.
Lafontaine, J.D., 1987. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 27.2. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation., p.67, pl.2.47. (4)