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Family Noctuidae - Owlet Moths

Owlet Moth - Apamea devastator Elaphria exesa  - Elaphria agrotina Lithophane viridipallens Large Yellow Underwing - Noctua pronuba Common Pinkband Moth - Hodges #9720 - Ogdoconta cinereola Black-banded Brocade - Hodges#9404 - Oligia modica Anicla infecta Schinia moth sp? - Helicoverpa zea
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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)
Other Common Names
Cutworm Moths
Pronunciation
nawk-TOO-ih-dee
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Family Noctuidae was probably first recognized as a distinct unit by Denis & Schiffermüller in 1775 (Kitching, 1984. pg. 155)
Numbers
2522 species in our area according to Pohl et al. (2016) (1)
Print References
Lafontaine J. D., and B. C. Schmidt. 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America North of Mexico.(2)
Kitching, I. J., 1984. An historical review of the higher classification of Noctuidae (Lepidoptera). Bull. Brit. Mus. 49 (3): 153-234
Wagner, D.L., D.F. Schweitzer, J.B. Sullivan, R.C. Reardon. 2009. (Manuscript) Owlet Caterpillars of Eastern North America (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). pp. 1-732 (2.5Mb PDF Download)(3)
Smith, J. B. 1903. Catalogue of the Lepidopterous Superfamily Noctuidae found in Boreal America. Bulletin USNM 44: 1-424
Internet References
The Moths of Canada (Canadian Biodiversity Information Facility)
Works Cited
1.Annotated taxonomic checklist of the Lepidoptera of North America, North of Mexico
Pohl, G.R., Patterson, B., & Pelham, J.P. 2016. ResearchGate.net.
2.Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
Donald J. Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt. 2010. ZooKeys 40: 1–239 .
3.Owlet Caterpillars of Eastern North America
David L. Wagner. 2011. Princeton University Press.