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Species Euxoa idahoensis - Hodges#10826

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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 idahoensis (Euxoa idahoensis - Hodges#10826)
Hodges Number
10826
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Euxoa idahoensis (Grote(1), 1878)
Agrotis idahoensis Grote, 1878
Phylogenetic sequence # 933435
Explanation of Names
Named for the state where Henry Edwards collected the holotype.
Numbers
Size
Forewing length 14–17 mm. (2)
Grote (1878) reported a wingspan of 32 mm.
Range
Central Alaska to Saskatchewan, South Dakota, south to New Mexico and Arizona, and west to central California. (2)
Habitat
Peck (1981) reported Don Lafontaine had determined the adults seek the shelter of caves in the daytime (trogloxene). (3)
Season
The main flight period appears to be May to September. (4)
Food
The larval host plant is unknown but probably herbaceous vegetation similar to related species species. (2)
Print References
Grote, A.R., 1878. Descriptions of Noctuidae, chiefly from California. Bulletin of the United States Geological Survey, 4: 171.
Hampson, G.F., 1903. Noctuidae. Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum, 6: 295
Lafontaine, J.D., 1987. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 27.2. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, p. 124; pl. 6.37-43. (5)
Peck, S.B., 1981. The invertebrate fauna of the caves of the Uinta Mountains, northeastern Utah. The Great Basin Naturalist. 210. (3)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, plate 57, fig. 36; p. 311. (6)