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933606 – 10962   Xestia perquiritata (Morrison, 1875)

Mike McIvor
Distribution: Type locality: White Mountains, NH.
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Synonymy: Polia perquiritata Morrison, 1875
Agrotis baileyana Grote, 1880
Aplectoides beddeci Hampson, 1913
Xestia beddeki Hampson, 1913
Anomogyna clarkei Benjamin, 1933
Anomogyna partita McDunnough, 1921
Xestia orca Crabo & Hammond, 2013
Taxonomic Notes: Xestia perquiritata (Morrison, 1875), 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.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Lafontaine, J. D., 1998. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 27.3: p. 152; pl. 4.12-15. order or free PDF
  • Morrison, H.K., 1875. Descriptions of new Noctuidae. Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History, 17: 136.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 58.24m; p. 316. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at E. H. Strickland Museum
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
  • Species Page at Pacific Northwest Moths
Xestia perquiritata
Doug Macaulay
Xestia perquiritata
Gary Anweiler
Xestia perquiritata
LG – Jim Troubridge
Xestia perquiritata
LG – Jim Troubridge
Xestia perquiritata
38mm – Jim Vargo
Xestia perquiritata
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