Euxoa ochrogaster

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Euxoa ochrogaster
Euxoa rossica.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae
Genus: Euxoa
Species: E. ochrogaster
Binomial name
Euxoa ochrogaster
(Guenée, 1852)
Synonyms
  • Euxoa rossica
  • Noctua ochrogaster Guenée, 1852
  • Agrotis insignata Walker, [1857]
  • Agrotis illata Walker, 1857
  • Agrotis subsignata Walker, 1865
  • Agrotis cinereomacula Morrison, 1875
  • Agrotis turris Grote, 1875
  • Agrotis gularis Grote, 1875
  • Agrotis islandica Staudinger, 1857

Euxoa ochrogaster, the red-backed cutworm, is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found from Iceland and northern Europe, through the Baltic to the Amur region. In North America, it is found from Alaska to Newfoundland and Labrador, south into the northern part of the United States, south in Rocky Mountains to Arizona and New Mexico.

Adults are on wing from the end of July to beginning of September.

The larvae feed on a variety of broad leaf plants and grasses, including Plantago species. The species is economically important on Helianthus annuus in North America.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Euxoa ochrogaster ochrogaster
  • Euxoa ochrogaster islandica (Iceland)
  • Euxoa ochrogaster rossica (Lithuania to Amur)

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