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933584 – 10968   Xestia badicollis (Grote, 1873)
             Northern Variable Dart
Distribution Data for Xestia badicollis
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Distribution: Southeastern Canada and northeastern US following distribution of Pinus strobus (White Pine).
Type locality: Albany, NY.
Larva and
Host Plants:
Pinus strobus
Similar Species:
  • Xestia dilucida (Morrison, 1875)
  • Xestia elimata (Guenée, 1852)
  • Xestia praevia Lafontaine, 1998
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Ammoconia badicollis Grote, 1873
Taxonomic Notes: Xestia badicollis (Grote, 1873), n. comb. (Lafontaine 1998), was 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. 128; pl. 3.15, 18. order or free PDF
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
Xestia badicollis
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