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Species Xestia conchis - Hodges#10946

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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 conchis (Xestia conchis - Hodges#10946)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Xestia conchis (Grote(1), 1879)
Agrotis conchis Grote, 1879 (2)
Phylogenetic sequence # 933574 (3)
Grote (1879) listed the wingspan as 40 mm. (2)
The Grote (1879) and Hampson (1903) descriptions are available in the print references.
Determined by Hugh McGuinness
Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, and Colorado. (4), (5), (6), (7)
The types were labeled "Colorado" in BMNH (British Museum of Natural History.
The adults are most common from June to September.
The larvae of this genus are general feeders and often considered a pest of crop production.
Print References
Grote, A.R., 1879. New western Noctuidae. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science, 66. (2)
Grote, A.R., 1882. Specimens of North American Noctuidae. An illustrated essay on the Noctuidae of North America , with "A colony of butterflies.". J. Van Voorst in London , 52.
Hampson, G.F., 1903. Noctuidae. Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum, 4: 401.
Lafontaine, J.D., 1998. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 27.3. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, p. 117; pl. 2.40-41. (8)