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Genus Mamestra

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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)
Tribe Hadenini
Genus Mamestra
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Mamestra Ochsenheimer 1816
Barathra Hübner, [1821]
Copimamestra Grote, 1883
Explanation of Names
Generic epithet Mamestra from the former capital city of Lesser Armenia. (1)
Caterpillars may resort to cannibalism.
Print References
Smith, J.B. 1891. Contributions to a monograph of the Noctuidae of temperate North America. Revision of the species of Mamestra. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 14 : 197-276
Works Cited
1.An accentuated list of the British Lepidoptera, with hints on the derivation of the names.
Anonymous. 1858. The Entomological Societies of Oxford and Cambridge.