Euxoa detersa

933461.00 — 10838 — Euxoa detersa (Walker, 1856) — Rubbed Dart

Larval Host(s)

Presumed main host
on Block Island:

Known hosts:



Limited to dune habitats on Block Island.


Forewing maculation highly variable but distinctive among species found in the Northeast. A collage of 121 individuals photographed on Block Island can be viewed here.


  • Species Page at Moth Photographers Group
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Lafontaine, J. D., 1987. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 27.2: p. 136; pl. 7.47-50. order or free PDF
  • Morrison, H.K., 1876. Descriptions of New North American Noctuidae. Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History, 18: 238.
  • Species Page at BugGuide
  • Species Page at E. H. Strickland Museum