Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Xestia c-nigrum/dolosa complex (Linnaeus, 1758)/(Franclemont, 1980)


Family: Noctuidae
Subfamily: Noctuinae
Identification: The maculation of X. c-nigrum is identical to X. dolosa. The best way to separate the two species is by size. X. c-nigrum averages 6 mm (fore wing apex to apex) smaller than X. dolosa.
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Taxonomy Notes: None.