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Identification key to the Noctuinae occurring in the Dakotas


1.  (key-4a)  Orbicular spot U-shaped, length of right forewing  > 18 mm.*
               Xextia dolosa Franclemont.



1.'  Orbicular spot V-shaped, , length of right forewing < 18 mm.*
               Xestia c-nigrum (Linnaeus).



*-note: the largest X. c-nigrum are females, the smallest X. dolosa are male specimens.-



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Last updated: 02/06/07

Dr. Gerald M. Fauske
collection manager, NDSIRC
research specialist, NDSU
216 Hultz Hall
Fargo, ND 58105
E-Mail: Gerald.Fauske@ndsu.nodak.edu

Published by the Department of Entomology 

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