Greater Black-letter Dart Moth Xestia dolosa Franclemont, 1980  Synonyms: Hodges #10942.1.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Lepidoptera   >   Family Noctuidae   >   Genus Xestia   

Description:

The Xestia c-nigrum/dolosa complex. From BugGuide (2104): The two species that make up this complex cannot be distinguished by their color or pattern. In The Owlet Moths of Ohio, Roy Rings writes: "The maculation of X. c-nigrum is identical to X. dolosa. The best way to separate the two species is by size. X. c-nigrum averages 6 mm (fore wing apex to apex) smaller than X. dolosa."

There are 200 records in the project database.

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A Greater Black-lettered Dart Moth in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/26/2014). Verified by Roger Downer/BAMONA. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

A Greater Black-letter Dart Moth in Frederick Co., Maryland (9/7/2014). Verified by Roger Downer/BAMONA. Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Greater Black-lettered Dart Moth in Prince George's Co., Maryland (4/23/2012). Photo by Sara Tangren. (MBP list)

A Greater Black-letter Dart Moth in Frederick Co., Maryland (9/3/2016). Verified by Roger Downer/BAMONA. Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Greater Black-lettered Dart Moth in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/26/2014). Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

A Greater Black-lettered Dart Moth in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/26/2014). Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

Greater Black-letter Dart Moth in Howard Co., Maryland (9/28/2014). Photo by Nancy Magnusson. (MBP list)

A Greater Black-letter Dart Moth in Calvert Co., Maryland (6/13/2006). Photo by Arlene Ripley. (MBP list)

A Greater Black-lettered Dart Moth in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/15/2001). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Greater Black-letter Dart Moth in Frederick Co., Maryland (9/23/2016). Verified by Roger Downer/BAMONA. Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)


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