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Species Xestia verniloides - Hodges#10973.1

Xestia verniloides
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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 verniloides (Xestia verniloides - Hodges#10973.1 )
Hodges Number
10973.1
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Xestia verniloides Lafontaine, 1998 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence # 933580
Numbers
There are about 50 Xestia species found in America north of Mexico. (2)
Size
Forewing length 16-19 mm. (3), (1)
Identification
Xestia verniloides Lafontaine is described in MONA Fascicle 27.3. (1)
Determined by Lars Crabo.
Range
Very limited range of southwestern British Columbia to northwestern Washington. (3)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Season
Adults have been recorded May to September. (4), (1)
Food
Unknown but possibly hardwoods. (3)
See Also
Xestia vernilis is a Rocky Mountain Region species (1)
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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. p. 122, pl. 3.5-6. (1)