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Species Euxoa servitus - Slave Dart - Hodges#10854

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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 Agrotina
Genus Euxoa
No Taxon (Subgenus Euxoa)
No Taxon (detersa group)
Species servitus (Slave Dart - Hodges#10854)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Euxoa servita (Smith, 1895)
Carneades servitus Smith, 1895
Rocky Mountains (AZ and NM to BC), Canadian Prairie provinces and ND, MI to NS, south to MA (Lafontaine, 1981).
more mesic habitats; forested areas of spruce and aspen in the East and areas of fir, Douglas-fir and pine in the West (1)
See Also
Euxoa redimicula is very similar and its range largely overlaps the range of servitus. However, redimicula has forewing markings that are more sharply defined than servitus and it flies a bit later in dry deciduous forests. (1)
Euxoa auripennis is also very similar and largely overlaps the western range of servitus. However, the forewing of auripennis has even rather than streaked inner margin of the dark terminal area and has a toothed rather than wavy outer margin of the PM line. Also, E. servitus is known from more mesic habitats. (1)
Print References
Lafontaine, J.D. 1981. Classification and phylogeny of the Euxoa detersa group (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Quaestiones Entomologicae, 17: 1–120 (Figs. 17, 18, 19,71, 102, 133, 162).
Internet References
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.