Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Euxoa pallipennis (Smith, )
Agrotis pallipennis Smith, 1888
syn. Euxoa alcesta Smith, 1905
Phylogenetic sequence # 933393
The original description as Agrotis pallipennis Smith, is available online in the print references below.
California to northwestern Canada and New Mexico. (2)
Shortgrass prairie, sagebrush grasslands.
Adults are usually reported from July to September. (4)
Larvae feed on herbaceous vegetation of several families. (5)
Larvae have been found on Salsola kali
L. (Russian thistle).
Also reported on grasses (Poaceae) and considered a pest of dry land wheat farming.
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group
Lafontaine, J.D. 1987. The Moth of North America, Fascicle 27.2. p. 86; pl. 4, fig. 14-15. (1)
Smith, J.B. 1888. New genera and species of North American Noctuidae. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 10: 461