Species Details

Euxoa mitis

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Common NameSpineless Dart IdentificationA medium size (FW length 14-17 mm.) brownish Euxoa. It can be mistaken for either E. misturata or teleboa. The FW is a yellow-buff, yellow-grey or grey-orange, with markings indistinct. The HW is white. Mitis can be separated from teleboa by the lack of a prominent median line. They can be separated from misturata by the more even FW color, the paler and more obscure spots and the more prominent biserrate antennae. Male genitalia of mitis have a thin saccular extension less than ½ the length of the harpe and thinner; the harpe is somewhat s-shaped and bending dorsally apically. The female genitalia the dorsal edges of the ovipositor lobes spread apart posteriorly and form a v-shaped gap that extends to the middle of the dorsal margin. See Lafontaine 1987 for illustrations and more details.

Scientific Name Euxoa mitis Common Name Spineless Dart Identification
A medium size (FW length 14-17 mm.) brownish Euxoa. It can be mistaken for either E. misturata or teleboa. The FW is a yellow-buff, yellow-grey or grey-orange, with markings indistinct. The HW is white. Mitis can be…
A medium size (FW length 14-17 mm.) brownish Euxoa. It can be mistaken for either E. misturata or teleboa. The FW is a yellow-buff, yellow-grey or grey-orange, with markings indistinct. The HW is white. Mitis can be separated from teleboa by the lack of a prominent median line. They can be separated from misturata by the more even FW color, the paler and more obscure spots and the more prominent biserrate antennae. Male genitalia of mitis have a thin saccular extension less than ½ the length of the harpe and thinner; the harpe is somewhat s-shaped and bending dorsally apically. The female genitalia the dorsal edges of the ovipositor lobes spread apart posteriorly and form a v-shaped gap that extends to the middle of the dorsal margin. See Lafontaine 1987 for illustrations and more details.
Range
Dry habitats from southern SK to southern BC, south to NM, southern UT and NV. In Alberta it has recently been collected at Writing-on-Stone P. Pk. Bowman reported this species from Edmonton, but it's occurrence this…
Dry habitats from southern SK to southern BC, south to NM, southern UT and NV. In Alberta it has recently been collected at Writing-on-Stone P. Pk. Bowman reported this species from Edmonton, but it's occurrence this far north needs confirming.
Notes
Yet another of the non-descript dull-colored aridland Euxoa species. A specimen taken at Writing-on-StoneProvincial Park recently was identified by Don Lafontaine as this species. Bowman's record for Edmonton appears…
Yet another of the non-descript dull-colored aridland Euxoa species. A specimen taken at Writing-on-StoneProvincial Park recently was identified by Don Lafontaine as this species. Bowman's record for Edmonton appears out of habitat and too far north for this species, and the record is therefore considered questionable.

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"Species Details - Euxoa mitis, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-6350. Accessed 29 Jun. 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 mitis
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