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933596 – 10959   Xestia speciosa (Hübner, [1813])
Distribution Data for Xestia speciosa
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Synonymy: Noctua speciosa Hübner, [1813]
Agrotis obscura Frey, 1880
Ophiusa schoenherri Herrich-Schäffer, 1852
Aplecta schoennherri Guenée, 1852
Hadena arctica Zetterstedt, 1839
Platagrotis aegrota Alphéraky, 1897
Agrotis janae Herz, 1903
Aplectoides modesta Warnecke, 1962
Aplectoides rybatchiensis Kozhantschikov, 1933
Agrotis virescens Turati, 1912
Xestia ussurica Kononenko, 1984
Aplectoides viridescens Turati, 1919
Anomogyna aklavicensis Benjamin, 1933
Anomogyna apropitia Benjamin, 1933
Xestia apropritia Lafontaine & Schmidt, 2010
Taxonomic Notes: Xestia speciosa: Includes as subspecies Xestia apropitia [ 10960] and Xestia aklavikensis [10961]. Formerly placed in the genus Anomogyna.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Lafontaine, J. D., 1998. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 27.3: p. 141; pl. 3.43-45. order or free PDF
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 58.23f; p. 316. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at E. H. Strickland Museum
  • Species Page at Pacific Northwest Moths
Xestia speciosa
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Xestia speciosa
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Xestia speciosa
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Xestia speciosa
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Xestia speciosa
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