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Genus Xanthia

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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 Xanthia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Xanthia Ochsenheimer, 1816
Cirrhia Hübner, [1821]
Citria Hübner, [1821]
Mellinia Hübner, [1821]
Euthemonia Gistl, 1848
Explanation of Names
Generic epithet Xanthia is from Greek meaning "yellow." (1)
Numbers
The sole North American representative was previously thought to be the Eurasian X. togata, but was shown to be a distinct and new species (X. tatago) by Lafontaine and Mikkola in 2003.
Print References
Lafontaine, J.D. & K. Mikkola. 2003. New species of Xanthia (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) from North America. The Canadian Entomologist 135(4): 549-554 (abstract)
Ochsenheimer, F. 1816. Die schmetterlinge von Europa 4: 82
Internet References
pinned adult image of X. tatago (CBIF)
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.