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Greater Black-letter Dart - Xestia dolosa TL: ~20 mm. Scalloped AM line . Hosts: A variety of crops, trees, and plants, such as clover and barley.<br />
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Habitat: Attracted to a 395 nm LED light in a rural area Geotagged,Greater Black-letter Dart,Summer,United States,Xestia dolosa,dart,moth Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Greater Black-letter Dart - Xestia dolosa

TL: ~20 mm. Scalloped AM line . Hosts: A variety of crops, trees, and plants, such as clover and barley.

Habitat: Attracted to a 395 nm LED light in a rural area

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  1. Wonderful! Posted 7 months ago
    1. Thanks! Have you noticed that a lot of Darts hop? It's super cute. Posted 7 months ago

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The Greater Black-letter Dart, Woodland Spotted Cutworm or Spotted Cutworm is a moth of the Noctuidae family . It is found from New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island to Florida west to Texas, north to North Dakota and Manitoba.

This wingspan is about 40 mm. The moth flies from May to October in two generations in the South and from July to August in one generation in the North.

The larva feed on various crop plants, including barley, clovers, corn, tobacco as well as apple.. more

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Aug 3, 2019. Captured Aug 2, 2019 22:08 in 5 East St, New Milford, CT 06776, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm