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Xestia badicollis

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Xestia
Higher classification  Xestia
Phylum  Arthropoda
Family  Noctuidae
Scientific name  Xestia badicollis
Rank  Species
Similar  Xestia, Xestia dolosa, Noctuidae, Noctuinae, Butterflies and moths

The Northern Variable Dart, Northern Conifer Dart or White Pine Cutworm when referring to the larval stage (Xestia badicollis) is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found from Nova Scotia to North Carolina, west to Missouri and Ontario. It is part of the elimata species group. Three of the species in this group (Xestia praevia, Xestia elimata and Xestia badicollis) have no significant difference in both genitals and DNA, suggesting they may be in fact one species.

This wingspan is 32–45 mm. The moth flies from July to October depending on the location. There is one generation per year.

The larva feed on Eastern white pine and less frequent balsam fir, eastern hemlock, eastern larch, white spruce and other conifers.

References

Xestia badicollis Wikipedia


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