Euxoa immixta (Grote, 1881)
Mixed dart moth
NatureServe Global Rank: G4
Virginia State Rank: S1S3
VA DGIF Tier: IV
Federal Legal Status: None
Virginia Legal Status: None
Description: The Mixed Dart Moth is a medium-sized (35-40 mm) moth with double lines that are heaviest at the costa where they are represented by pairs of black spots. The lower half of the postmedian line is curved and the orbicular spot is elliptical. The hindwings are grayish brown and darker at the outer margin.
Similar species: The Reaper Dart Moth (Euxoa messoria) is similar, but more heavily marked with a straight postmedian line and an almond shaped orbicular spot.
North American Range: This species ranges from Michigan to Tennessee, and west to North Dakota and Texas. It has been documented in Augusta and Botetourt counties, Virginia.
VA Observations by Locality: Augusta | Botetourt
Flight season and broods: Adults fly from May to June.
Habitat and Food Plants: The habitat and food plant are not recorded.
Behavior and Ecology: Little is known regarding this species' life history.
Population trend and potential threats: Population trends and threats are unknown.
Management practices: Management practices have not been determined.
References: Covell, Charles W., Jr. Peterson Field Guides "Eastern Moths". Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1984. Print.
Moth Photographers Group at the Mississippi Entomological Museum at Mississippi State University. Web application at: http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/large_map.php?hodges=10753 Accessed: 14Apr2013
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Natural Heritage Program, 600 E. Main St., 24th Floor, Richmond, VA 23219
This atlas was compiled
by the VA Natural Heritage Program with funds provided by the VA Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries through a state wildlife grant
from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Last Modified: Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 10:12:03 PM