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Subfamily Noctuinae - Cutworm or Dart Moths

Moth - Trichordestra prodeniformis Noctuidae? - Euxoa Papaipema? - Papaipema Straw-colored moth on Mullein - Leucania Leucania adjuta Large Yellow Underwing - Noctua pronuba Kidney-spotted Rustic - Hodges#9453 - Helotropha reniformis Unknown Moth - Egira rubrica
Show images of: caterpillars · adults · both
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)
Other Common Names
Larvae generally called cutworms; the adults of many species in several genera have "Dart" in their common name.
NOK-tew-nee, nok-TWO-in-ee
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Noctuidae Latreille, 1809; Genera Crust. Insect. 4: 191
about 400 species in 45 genera (2 tribes) in Canada (CBIF); more in the US
Internet References
first page of adult image thumbnails - 31 genera, eastern Canada (CBIF)
first page of adult image thumbnails - 41 genera, western Canada (CBIF)