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Species Xestia scropulana - Hodges#10938

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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 Noctuini
Subtribe Noctuina
Genus Xestia
Species scropulana (Xestia scropulana - Hodges#10938)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Xestia scropulana (Morrison, 1874)
Agrotis scropulana Morrison, 1874
syn. Agrotis moeschleri (Bang-Haas, 1910) (1)
Phylogenetic sequence # 933591
There are more than fifty species of the genus Xestia in America north of Mexico. (2)
Morrison (1874) reported a wingspan of 33 mm.
Morrison (1874) original description as Agrotis scropulana is available in the print references.
Northeastern North America. (3)
Holotype collected in the Alpine region of Mt. Washington.
Adults are most common from July to August. (3)
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Lafontaine, J.D., 1998. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 27.3. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation. p. 136; pl. 3.34-35. (4)
Morrison, H.K. 1874. Descriptions of new Noctuidae. Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History. 17: 165.