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Genus Xestia

Noctuidae: Xestia dolosa? - Xestia Xestia elimata 10967 – Southern Variable Dart Moth – Xestia elimata  - Xestia elimata Setaceous Hebrew Character   - Xestia c-nigrum 10969 Dull Reddish Dart - Xestia dilucida - male Xestia elimata - Southern Variable Dart - Xestia elimata Moth - Xestia Xestia smithii
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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
Other Common Names
Larvae generally called cutworms.
Adults generally called dart moths.
Numbers
There are 50 Xestia species found in America north of Mexico.(1)
21 species in eastern Canada; 42 in western Canada (CBIF)
Print References
Covell, pp. 95-96, plate 20, illustrates X. dolosa, X. smithii, X. bicarnea (2)
Lafontaine JD, Schmidt BC (2010) Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America North of Mexico. (1)
Internet References
all eastern Canadian Xestia species - adult image thumbnails (CBIF)
all western Canadian Xestia species - adult image thumbnails (CBIF)
Wikipedia - Systematics and taxonomy of genus
Works Cited
1.Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
Donald J. Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt. 2010. ZooKeys 40: 1–239 .
2.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.