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Species Xestia vernilis - Hodges#10973

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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 vernilis (Xestia vernilis - Hodges#10973)
Hodges Number
10973
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Xestia vernilis (Grote, 1879)
Anomogyna vernilis (Grote, 1879)
Agrotis vernilis Grote, 1879
Phylogenetic sequence # 933579
Size
Grote (1879) listed the wingspan as 40 mm.
forewing length = 17-19 mm (1)
Range
Rocky Mountain Region - Alberta south thru Montana and Idaho to northern New Mexico and central Arizona (1)
Habitat
dry coniferous forest (1)
Season
mid-July to late September (1)
Print References
Grote(2), A.R., 1879. New western Noctuidae. North American Entomologist, 1: 38.
Grote, A.R., 1879. Descriptions of two species of Agrotis, and two of Apatela. The Canadian Entomologist, 11: 57.
Lafontaine, J.D., 1998. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 27.3, p. 122; pl. 3.3-4. (1)