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Species Xestia vernilis - Hodges#10973

Xestia vernilis - Hodges #10973 - Xestia vernilis Xestia vernilis Noctuidae sp.? - Xestia vernilis Xestia vernilis
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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 vernilis (Xestia vernilis - Hodges#10973)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Xestia vernilis (Grote, 1879)
Anomogyna vernilis (Grote, 1879)
Agrotis vernilis Grote, 1879
Phylogenetic sequence # 933579
Grote (1879) listed the wingspan as 40 mm.
California to New Mexico, British Columbia and Alberta.
The adults are most common from July to 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. (3)