Species Details

Euxoa mimallonis

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SeasonalityAdults have been collected in Alberta from mid-July to mid-September. IdentificationE. mimallonis are medium-sized noctuids (3.8-4.2 cm wingspan) with bright brick-red forewings and bright white (male) or white and sooty grey (female) hindwings. Markings on the forewings are confined to the antemedian and postmedian lines, and the reniform and orbicular spots, which are all lightly marked by dark scales. The reniform and orbicular are outlined in pale scales in some specimens. Euxoa thanatologica is similar, but males have duller red-brown forewings and sooty brown hindwings, while females are dark reddish-brown. E. mimallonis belongs to the mimallonis group of the subgenus Palaeoeuxoa. Members of the group can be separated from other Euxoa species groups by the short, spatulate saccular extensions of the male genitalia.

Scientific Name Euxoa mimallonis Habitat Dry open woodlands, edges, meadows and grasslands. Seasonality Adults have been collected in Alberta from mid-July to mid-September. Identification
E. mimallonis are medium-sized noctuids (3.8-4.2 cm wingspan) with bright brick-red forewings and bright white (male) or white and sooty grey (female) hindwings. Markings on the forewings are confined to the…
E. mimallonis are medium-sized noctuids (3.8-4.2 cm wingspan) with bright brick-red forewings and bright white (male) or white and sooty grey (female) hindwings. Markings on the forewings are confined to the antemedian and postmedian lines, and the reniform and orbicular spots, which are all lightly marked by dark scales. The reniform and orbicular are outlined in pale scales in some specimens. Euxoa thanatologica is similar, but males have duller red-brown forewings and sooty brown hindwings, while females are dark reddish-brown. E. mimallonis belongs to the mimallonis group of the subgenus Palaeoeuxoa. Members of the group can be separated from other Euxoa species groups by the short, spatulate saccular extensions of the male genitalia.
Life History There is one annual brood, with adults on the wing in late summer. The adults come to light. Conservation A common widespread species; no concerns. Diet Info No information available. Range
Nova Scotia west to coastal BC, south in the east to Michigan and Minnesota, in the west to central California and New Mexico. In Alberta, it has been collected from the southern Boreal forest south throughout the…
Nova Scotia west to coastal BC, south in the east to Michigan and Minnesota, in the west to central California and New Mexico. In Alberta, it has been collected from the southern Boreal forest south throughout the parklands, grasslands and foothills regions.
Euxoa mimallonis
Euxoa mimallonis
Euxoa mimallonis

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"Species Details - Euxoa mimallonis, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-2362. Accessed 04 Jul. 2022.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Noctuoidea Family Noctuidae Subfamily Noctuinae Genus Euxoa Species Euxoa mimallonis
This hierarchy is created from our museum records, it may not always accurately reflect modern taxonomies.

Taxonomic Hierarchy for University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum