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Species Xylena curvimacula - Dot-and-Dash Swordgrass - Hodges#9874

Dot-and-dash Swordgrass Moth - Xylena curvimacula Xylena curvimacula Xylena curvimacula– Dot-and-Dash Swordgrass Hodges #9874  - Xylena curvimacula Noctuidae: Xylena curvimacula - Xylena curvimacula Dot-and-Dash Swordgrass - Hodges#9874 - Xylena curvimacula Noctuidae: Xylena curvimacula - Xylena curvimacula Xylena curvimacula - Dot-and-Dash Swordgrass - Hodges#9874 - Xylena curvimacula Noctuidae: Xylena curvimacula - Xylena curvimacula
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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 Xylenini
Subtribe Xylenina
Genus Xylena (Swordgrass Moths)
Species curvimacula (Dot-and-Dash Swordgrass - Hodges#9874)
Hodges Number
9874
Food
hardwoods especially alders(Alnus) and willows (Salix) (PNM); also Blue-fruited Dogwood (Cornus amomum) (Jonathan Rosenthal)
Life Cycle
Life cycle images:
larva; older larva; pre-pupal larva; adult