Species Details

Euxoa murdocki

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SeasonalityIn Alberta there is a single record for late August. IdentificationE. murdocki belongs to the detersa group of the subgenus Euxoa. It is a relatively small Euxoa species (wingspan 2.8-3.1 cm.). The forewing is rusty orange, crossed by a wide blue-grey median band, which incorporates the large blue-grey orbicular and reniform spots. The antemedian and postmedian lines are black, bordered by a mirror image in light brown. There is a dark grey-brown terminal band. Hindwings are light sooty-buff. The rusty-orange basal and subterminal area with the grey median area is a unique pattern among the Euxoa.

Scientific Name Euxoa murdocki Seasonality In Alberta there is a single record for late August. Identification
E. murdocki belongs to the detersa group of the subgenus Euxoa. It is a relatively small Euxoa species (wingspan 2.8-3.1 cm.). The forewing is rusty orange, crossed by a wide blue-grey median band, which incorporates…
E. murdocki belongs to the detersa group of the subgenus Euxoa. It is a relatively small Euxoa species (wingspan 2.8-3.1 cm.). The forewing is rusty orange, crossed by a wide blue-grey median band, which incorporates the large blue-grey orbicular and reniform spots. The antemedian and postmedian lines are black, bordered by a mirror image in light brown. There is a dark grey-brown terminal band. Hindwings are light sooty-buff. The rusty-orange basal and subterminal area with the grey median area is a unique pattern among the Euxoa.
Life History There is a single annual brood, which flies in late summer. Adults come to light. Conservation An uncommon species, at the extreme eastern edge of its range in western Alberta. Diet Info No information available. Range
A western species, occurring mainly west of the continental divide, from western Montana and western Colorado west to southern California, and north to the southern interior of British Columbia. A specimen from Banff…
A western species, occurring mainly west of the continental divide, from western Montana and western Colorado west to southern California, and north to the southern interior of British Columbia. A specimen from Banff is the only record for Alberta, and is apparently the only specimen known from east of the continental divide.

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"Euxoa murdocki, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-2363. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Noctuoidea Family Noctuidae Subfamily Noctuinae Genus Euxoa Species Euxoa murdocki
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