Euxoa fumalis (Grote, 1873)
A dart moth
NatureServe Global Rank: GNR
Virginia State Rank: S1S3
VA DGIF Tier: None
Federal Legal Status: None
Virginia Legal Status: None
Description: This species has dull gray forewings with darker, charcoal black scalloped am and pm lines and a vague reniform spot as well as some other smaller markings. The hind wing is the same color of gray but lightens considerably towards the base of the wing. There is a darker grey spot in the upper middle part of the lightened area.
Similar species: Many species of Euxoa are similar to Euxoa fumalis but have white or lighter back wings. Those with darker hind wings that co-occur have more elaborate or different patterning on the front wing.
North American Range: Found from southeastern Canada and New England at least to the uplands of Virginia and West Virginia. This species has been documented in Bath County, Virginia.
VA Observations by Locality: No Known Recorded Observations
Flight season and broods: Presently unknown
Habitat and Food Plants: Presently unknown
Behavior and Ecology: Presently unknown
Population trend and potential threats: Population status and potential threats are unknown.
Management practices: Populations should be monitored and habitats preserved.
References: Moth Photographers Group at the Mississippi Entomological Museum at Mississippi State University. Web application at: http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/large_map.php?hodges=10781 Accessed: 14Apr2013
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Last Modified: Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 10:12:03 PM