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Species Xestia colorado - Hodges#10982

10982  Xestia colorado (Smith) - Xestia colorado
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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 colorado (Xestia colorado - Hodges#10982)
Hodges Number
10982
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Xestia colorado (Smith, 1891)
Agroptiphila colorado Smith, 1891(1)
Phylogenetic sequence # 933594
Numbers
There are about 50 Xestia species in America north of Mexico. (2)
Range
Limited to Colorado and possibly north in the Rocky Mountains.
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Season
March and July records. (3)
See Also
Compare to others on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Lafontaine, J.D. 1998. The Moths of North America Fascicle 27.3. p. 138; pl. 3.39-40. (4)
Works Cited
1.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.
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.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.The Moths of America North of Mexico, Noctuiodea, Noctuinae, Noctuini (Part), Fascicle 27.3
J. Donald LaFontaine. 1998. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.