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Family Noctuidae - Owlet Moths

Green Arches Larva - Anaplectoides prasina Noctuid moth - Euxoa mimallonis - male 9922 Plush-naped Pinion - Lithophane pexata Tarache sp ? - Tarache aprica Ipsilon Dart - Agrotis ipsilon - male Brown moth with circular markings on wings - Enargia 10942.1 – Xestia dolosa – Greater Black-letter Dart Moth - Xestia dolosa Goldenrod Hooded Owlet - Hodges #10200 (Cucullia asteroides) - Cucullia asteroides
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
No Taxon (Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea
Family Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Other Common Names
Cutworm Moths
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Family Noctuidae was probably first recognized as a distinct unit by Denis & Schiffermüller in 1775 (Kitching, 1984. pg. 155)
Print References
Lafontaine J. D., and B. C. Schmidt. 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America North of Mexico.(1)
Kitching, I. J., 1984. An historical review of the higher classification of Noctuidae (Lepidoptera). Bull. Brit. Mus. 49 (3): 153-234
Wagner, D.L., D.F. Schweitzer, J.B. Sullivan, R.C. Reardon. 2009. (Manuscript) Owlet Caterpillars of Eastern North America (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). pp. 1-732 (2.5Mb PDF Download)(2)
Smith, J. B. 1903. Catalogue of the Lepidopterous Superfamily Noctuidae found in Boreal America. Bulletin USNM 44: 1-424
Internet References
The Moths of Canada (Canadian Biodiversity Information Facility)
Works Cited
1.Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
Donald J. Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt. 2010. ZooKeys 40: 1–239 .
2.Owlet Caterpillars of Eastern North America
David L. Wagner. 2011. Princeton University Press.