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933588.0010942Xestia c-nigrum (Linnaeus, 1758) – Lesser Black-letter Dart

Dick Wilson
Distribution: Caution: A single range map dot for a Canadian province may represent records without specific location data.
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Synonymy: Phalaena c-nigrum Linnaeus, 1758
Xestia adela Franclemont, 1980
Agrotis degenerata Staudinger, 1889
Agrotis depravata Bang-Haas, 1912
Amathes ignorata Eitschberger, 1972
Diarsia kurilana Bryk, 1942
Bombyx nunatrum Esper, 1786
Bombyx singularis Esper, 1786
Taxonomic Notes: Xestia c-nigrum: Includes as a subspecies Xestia adela [10942].
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Lafontaine, J. D., 1998. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 27.3: p. 132; pl. 3.27-29. order or free PDF
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 58.21f; p. 315. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at E. H. Strickland Museum
  • Species Page at Pacific Northwest Moths
Xestia c-nigrum
Marius V. Aurelian
Xestia c-nigrum
Carol Wolf
Xestia c-nigrum
- 35mm – Gary Anweiler
Xestia c-nigrum
LG – Jim Troubridge
Xestia c-nigrum
34mm – Jim Vargo
Xestia c-nigrum
Canadian National Collection LG

Xestia c-nigrum
Canadian National Collection LG

Xestia c-nigrum
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Xestia c-nigrum
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

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