Species Details

Agrotis vetusta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum Read more about this collection »

Common NameOld Man Dart; Muted Dart (ssp. mutata); Spotted-legged Cutworm SeasonalityAugust - September; rarely as early as June (?). IdentificationA medium-size (3.5 - 4.2 cm. ws) light powdery grey or grey-brown moth. The FW markings include a dark orbicular and reniform (often only the lower half), and a series of black dots marking the PM and terminal lines. HW and abdomen white. Antennae simple. Sexes similar. Easily mistaken for the smaller Euxoa catenula, and possibly other Euxoa sp. such as tronella and comosa, all of which have a very different type of male genitalia.

Scientific Name Agrotis vetusta Common Name Old Man Dart; Muted Dart (ssp. mutata); Spotted-legged Cutworm Habitat It frequents more xeric habitats, in particular sandy areas. Open areas, especially areas with light or sandy soils. Seasonality August - September; rarely as early as June (?). Identification
A medium-size (3.5 - 4.2 cm. ws) light powdery grey or grey-brown moth. The FW markings include a dark orbicular and reniform (often only the lower half), and a series of black dots marking the PM and terminal lines.…
A medium-size (3.5 - 4.2 cm. ws) light powdery grey or grey-brown moth. The FW markings include a dark orbicular and reniform (often only the lower half), and a series of black dots marking the PM and terminal lines. HW and abdomen white. Antennae simple. Sexes similar. Easily mistaken for the smaller Euxoa catenula, and possibly other Euxoa sp. such as tronella and comosa, all of which have a very different type of male genitalia.
Diet Info Many low plants, including apple, grapes beans, corn, cotton, lettuce, peach, tobacco, tomato, turnip and watermelon. A climbing cutworm. Range NS west across southern Canada to south-central BC; north to YT and south to GA and CA. It occurs throughout Alberta, from the arid grasslands north throughout the boreal forest.

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"Species Details - Agrotis vetusta, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-6322. Accessed 01 Mar. 2024.

Authorship

Name Anweiler, G. G.
Role species page author
Date 2007

Specimen Information

There are 79 specimens of this Species.

79 results plotted on map in 32 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM107325 - Agrotis vetusta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Jasper National Park, Jasper Lake Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1994-06-29

UASM107326 - Agrotis vetusta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Jasper National Park, Jasper Lake Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1994-06-29

UASM107327 - Agrotis vetusta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Jasper National Park, Jasper Lake Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1994-06-29

UASM107328 - Agrotis vetusta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Jasper National Park, Jasper Lake Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1994-06-29

UASM107329 - Agrotis vetusta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Jasper National Park, Jasper Lake Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1994-06-29

UASM107330 - Agrotis vetusta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Jasper National Park, Jasper Lake Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1994-06-29

UASM107331 - Agrotis vetusta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Jasper National Park, Jasper Lake Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1994-06-29

UASM107332 - Agrotis vetusta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1999-09-08

UASM107316 - Agrotis vetusta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Oregon, Josephine county, Illinois River Collected ByTroubridge, J.; Troubridge, L. Date Collected1996-09-12/1996-09-13

UASM107317 - Agrotis vetusta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Oregon, Josephine county, Illinois River Collected ByTroubridge, J.; Troubridge, L. Date Collected1996-09-12/1996-09-13

BIRD32035 - Agrotis vetusta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Stettler Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2009-07-22

BIRD34062 - Agrotis vetusta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Arrowwood Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2010-08-18

BIRD34063 - Agrotis vetusta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2010-08-15

CBCC1387 - Agrotis vetusta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Moose Lake Provincial Park Collected ByChristensen, C. B. Date Collected2005-08-07

CBCC1389 - Agrotis vetusta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Moose Lake Provincial Park Collected ByChristensen, C. B. Date Collected2005-08-07

CBCC1390 - Agrotis vetusta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Moose Lake Provincial Park Collected ByChristensen, C. B. Date Collected2005-08-07

Adult Seasonal Distribution