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Subfamily Noctuinae - Cutworm or Dart Moths

Eyed Paectes? - Lithophane Ruddy Quaker - Protorthodes oviduca 1st instar - Mamestra configurata lithophane inniminata or phlogophora iris? - Spiramater lutra Humpback Caterpillar - Elaphria Epiglaea decliva larva on Ash - Crocigrapha normani Green Caterpillar, 2 white lateral lines, yellow dots - Phosphila miselioides
Show images of: caterpillars · adults · both
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Other Common Names
Larvae generally called cutworms; the adults of many species in several genera have "Dart" in their common name.
Pronunciation
NOK-tew-nee
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Noctuidae Latreille, 1809; Genera Crust. Insect. 4: 191
Numbers
about 400 species in 45 genera (2 tribes) in Canada (CBIF); more in the US
Internet References
first page of adult image thumbnails - 31 genera, eastern Canada (CBIF)
first page of adult image thumbnails - 41 genera, western Canada (CBIF)