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Species Xestia bolteri - Hodges#10941

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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 bolteri (Xestia bolteri - Hodges#10941)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Xestia bolteri (Smith, 1898)
Noctua bolteri Smith, 1898 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence # 933587 (2)
There are about 50 species of the genus Xestia in America north of Mexico.(3)
Forewing length 16-17 mm.(4), (1)
Smith (1898) original description is available in online in the print references. (1)
Southeastern Wyoming to New Mexico, Arizona and Utah. (5), (6), (4)
Also found in Mexico.
Found in montane coniferous forests.(4)
See Also
Hypotrix alamosa, which has smaller reniform, orbicular and claviform spots than Xestia bolteri. The postmedial line of Hypotrix alamosa touches or almost touches the reniform spot. The ranges do overlap in Arizona.
Hypotrix hueco, has a dentate subterminal line that follows a straight path.
Print References
Lafontaine, J.D., 1998. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 27.3: p. 131; pl. 2.45. (2)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. p. 315, pl. 58.22.(4)
Smith, J.B. 1898. Notes on species of Noctua, with descriptions of new forms. Journal of the New York Entomological Society. 6: 104. (1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Notes on Species of Noctua with Descriptions of New Forms
John B. Smith. 1898. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 6: 98-107.
2.The Moths of America North of Mexico, Noctuiodea, Noctuinae, Noctuini (Part), Fascicle 27.3
J. Donald LaFontaine. 1998. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.
3.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 .
4.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
5. Moths of Rocky Mountain National Park (USGS)
6.Survey of Utah Moth Species
7.North American Moth Photographers Group