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Species Euxoa laetificans - Hodges#10829

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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)
Species laetificans (Euxoa laetificans - Hodges#10829)
Hodges Number
10829
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Euxoa laetificans (Smith, 1894)
Carneades laetificans Smith, 1894
Phylogenetic sequence # 933454
Numbers
Size
Forewing length 13-16 mm. (1), (2)
Identification
Smith (1894) original description as Carneades laetificans is in the print references.
Determined by Chuck Harp, Denver Museum of Nature & Science.
Range
Southern California to Colorado and north to Alberta and British Columbia. (3), (4), (5)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Habitat
Forest and woodlands. (1)
Season
The main flight period is July to October. (4), (1), (2)
Food
The larvae feed on various herbaceous vegetation. (1), (2)
See Also
Several Euxoa species are similar and a few Feltia species can be confusing.
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group. (4)
Print References
Lafontaine, J.D., 1987. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 27.2. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation. p. 133; pl. 7.34-35.(2)
Smith, J.B. 1894. Descriptions of new genera and species of Noctuidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society. 21: 48, pl. 4, fig. 3. (6)