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Euxoa scandens
(white cutworm)



Euxoa scandens (white cutworm)


  • Last modified
  • 21 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Euxoa scandens
  • Preferred Common Name
  • white cutworm
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Euxoa scandens (Riley)

Preferred Common Name

  • white cutworm

Other Scientific Names

  • Lycophotia scandens Riley

International Common Names

  • English: cutworm, white
  • French: ver gris blanc; ver-gris blanc

EPPO code

  • EUXOSC (Euxoa scandens)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Lepidoptera
  •                         Family: Noctuidae
  •                             Genus: Euxoa
  •                                 Species: Euxoa scandens

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 10 Jan 2020
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes

North America

United StatesPresent

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Distribution References

CABI Data Mining, Undated. CAB Abstracts Data Mining.,

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Copidosoma bakeri Parasite Eggs
Cytoplasmic polyhedrosis virus (CPV) Pathogen Arthropods|Larvae
cytoplasmic polyhedrosis viruses Pathogen Arthropods|Larvae
Nucleopolyhedrosis virus Pathogen Arthropods|Larvae

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