Rubbed Dart Moth
Euxoa detersa
Noctuidae Family

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Photos - ©Nicky Davis
Nectaring on Rabbitbrush
Date:  9 October 2016
Location: Mercur area, Tooele County, Utah - 40.298144,-112.272170, Caterpillars feed on grasses, cranberry, saltwort, sea-rocket, various garden crops and commercial grains.  Larvae burrow underground to eat on host plants. 
Sent to Bugguide for I.D.
pronunciation NOK-tew-dee

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