dingy cutworm moth

(Feltia jaculifera)

dingy cutworm moth
  Hodges #

10670

 
 
Conservation Status
  IUCN Red List

not listed

     
  NatureServe

N5 - Secure

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
           
           
           
 
Description
 
 

The forewing is dark gray to black with a complex pattern of whitish streaks, bars, and veins. Two whitish streaks extend from the basal area nearly to the outer margin. The kidney-shaped spot in the median area (reniform spot) is often pale orange. The long, dark gray, wedge-shaped spot near the inner margin (claviform spot) is separated from the basal area by an incomplete white line.

 
     
 

Size

 
 

Wingspan: 13 16 to 19 16

Total Length: 11 16

 
     
 

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Habitat
 
 

Open areas. Fields, gardens.

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Season

 
 

One generation: Mid-August to mid-September

 
     
 

Behavior

 
 

 

 
     
 

Life Cycle

 
 

 

 
     
 

Larva Hosts

 
 

Larvae have been reported from more than 40 plant species including crops, forages, vegetables, and forbs.

 
     
 

Adult Food

 
 

 

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

7, 21, 29, 30, 75.

 
  8/19/2018      
         
 

Occurrence

 
 

Common to abundant and widespread

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
 

Order

Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths)  
 

Suborder

Glossata  
 

Infraorder

Heteroneura  
 

Superfamily

Noctuoidea (owlet moths and allies)  
 

Family

Noctuidae (cutworm moths and allies)  
 

Subfamily

Noctuinae (cutworms or dart moths)  
 

Tribe

Agrotini  
 

Genus

Feltia  
       
 

Future DNA analysis, if performed, may find this to be a complex of up to six separate species.

 
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

 

 
       
 

Common Names

 
 

dingy cutworm moth

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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  Dingy Cutworm Moth (Noctuidae: Feltia jaculifera) on Blossom
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Uploaded on Aug 8, 2010

Photographed at the Rydell NWR, Minnesota (06 August 2010).

 
  Dingy Cutworm Moth (Noctuidae: Feltia jaculifera) on Wall
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Photographed at Grand Forks, North Dakota (25 August 2010).

 
  Dingy Cutworm Moth (Noctuidae: Feltia jaculifera) Warming-up
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Photographed at the Turtle River State Park, North Dakota (13 August 2011).

 
  Dingy Cutworm Moth (Noctuidae: Feltia jaculifera) Dorsal View
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Photographed at the Turtle River State Park, North Dakota (13 August 2011).

 
       

 

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