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Species Xestia infimatis - Hodges#10972

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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)
Tribe Noctuini
Subtribe Noctuina
Genus Xestia
Species infimatis (Xestia infimatis - Hodges#10972)
Hodges Number
10972
Size
forewing length 12-19 mm, 14-16 mm most frequent (1)
Identification
The most heavily streaked and brownest of vernilis species group; forewing varies from pale buff with dark brown streaking to gray with extensive blackish-gray streaking; hindwing varies from dirty white to dark smoky brown with darker shading on the veins, discal spot and outer third of the wing. Males tend to be browner than females. More detailed description, including genitalia, is available in MONA Fascicle 27-3 that is available at the link in citations below. (1)
Range
southern British Columbia south to western Montana and southern California; in California it occurs eastward to foothills of Sierra Nevada Mountains (1)
Habitat
dry coniferous forest and sagebrush (1)
Season
mid-August to mid-October (1)
See Also
Xestia finatimis is paler, but otherwise very similar and overlaps much of the range of infimatis (1)
Xestia verniloides is very similar but has an extremely limited range in southwestern British Columbia and northwest Washington state. (1)
Xestia vernilis is similar but is found further east in the Rocky Mountain Region. (1)