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Species Euxoa pallipennis - Hodges#10765

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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)
Species pallipennis (Euxoa pallipennis - Hodges#10765)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Euxoa pallipennis (Smith, [1888])
Agrotis pallipennis Smith, 1888
syn. Euxoa alcesta Smith, 1905
Phylogenetic sequence # 933393
Wingspan is 30-37 mm. (1)
The original description as Agrotis pallipennis Smith, is available online in the print references below.
California to northwestern Canada and New Mexico. (2), (3), (4), (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.
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group
Print References
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.