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Species Eurois nigra - Hodges#10931

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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 Noctuina
Genus Eurois
Species nigra (Eurois nigra - Hodges#10931)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Great black dart moth
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eurois nigra (Smith, 1892)
Peridroma nigra Smith, 1892
Phylogenetic sequence # 933562
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed three species of the genus in America north of Mexico. (1)
Forewing length 22-26 mm. (2)
Smith (1892) reported a wingspan of 53 mm.
The very brief Smith (1892) original description is available in the print references.
California to New Mexico, north to Alberta and British Columbia. (3)
Holotype collected in "Colorado".
The main flight period appears to be June to October. (3)
The host plant is unknown. (2)
Print References
Lafontaine, J.D., 1998. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 27.3. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation. p. 86; plate 1, figs. 54-55. (4)
Smith, J.B., 1892. New species of Noctuidae. Entomological News 3. p. 252.