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Species Euxoa brevipennis - Hodges#10824

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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 brevipennis (Euxoa brevipennis - Hodges#10824)
Hodges Number
10824
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Euxoa brevipennis (Smith, [1888])(1)
Agrotis brevipennis Smith, 1888
Phylogenetic sequence # 933438
Size
Forewing length 13-17 mm.(1)
Identification
Original description online as Agrotis brevipennis Smith: (455)
The subterminal line has two teeth extending below the reniform spot and they appear as a jagged extension of the pale area. (2)
Sexually-dimorphic:
The males have a pale area along the costa and females do not.
Range
Much of western North America south to northern Arizona and northern New Mexico. (3), (2), (1)
Moth Photographers Group - large range map with some collection dates.
Habitat
Occurs in dry rangelands and woodlands. (2)
Season
Late season flight with most records from July to November. (2), (3)
See Also
Euxoa olivia (Morrison) subterminal line is more even and weakly indented between the veins below the reniforn spot, compared to the more tooth shape projections of E. brevipennis. (2)

Compare to others on the archived photos of living moths and pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Lafontaine, J.D., 1987. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 27.2. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation. p. 125; pl. 6.46-48.(1)
Smith, J.B., 1888. New genera and species of North American Noctuidae. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 10: p. 455.