Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Xestia dolosa Franclemont, 1980
Phylogenetic sequence # 933589
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed 50 species of the genus Xestia
in America north of Mexico. (1)
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD). (2)
Eastern United States; Arizona; British Columbia and Alberta records. (3)
The larva feed on crop plants such as barley, clovers, corn, and tobacco. Also reported on apple and maples.
Considered agricultural pest.
Other Xestia species.
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group
Lafontaine, J.D., 1998. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 27.3
. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation. p. 134; pl. 3.30-31.(4)