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Species Euxoa ochrogaster - Hodges#10801

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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 (cursoria group)
Species ochrogaster (Euxoa ochrogaster - Hodges#10801)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Red-backed Cutworm
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Euxoa ochrogaster (Guenée, 1852) (1)
Noctua ochrogaster Guenée, 1852
Many synonyms (Europe)
Phylogenetic sequence # 933424
wingspan about 35 mm
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD). (2)
Alaska south to central California and east to Newfoundland and New England. Rocky Mountains to Arizona and New Mexico.
Also found in northern Europe.
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
The main flight period is June through September. (3)
Larval hosts include a variety of broad leaf plants and grasses.
Considered a pest species of common sunflower, Helianthus annuus L.
Google search to find many papers concerning the pest status.
See Also
Euxoa is a confusing group with many similar species.
Print References
Grote, A.R. 1882. New moths with partial catalogue of Noctuidae. Bulletin of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories. 6: 566.
Lafontaine, J.D., 1987. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 27.2: p. 112; pl. 6.8-11.(1)