Xestia elimata - (Guenée, 1852)
Southern Variable Dart Moth
Synonym(s): Anomogyna elimata (Guenée, 1852)
Taxonomic Status: Accepted
Related ITIS Name(s): Xestia elimata (Guenée, 1852) (TSN 771447)
Unique Identifier: ELEMENT_GLOBAL.2.116662
Element Code: IILEYLN260
Informal Taxonomy: Animals, Invertebrates - Insects - Butterflies and Moths - Other Moths
 
Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus
Animalia Mandibulata Insecta Lepidoptera Noctuidae Xestia
Genus Size: D - Medium to large genus (21+ species)
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Concept Reference
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Concept Reference: LaFontaine, J. D. 1998. Noctuoidea, Noctuidae (part). In Dominick, R.B. et al. The Moths of America North of Mexico. Fascicle 27.3. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation. 348 pp.
Concept Reference Code: B98LAF01EHUS
Name Used in Concept Reference: Xestia elimata
Taxonomic Comments: This name as almost univerally used (usually in Anomogyna) through the 1970s included Xestia badicollis and to some extent X. praevia. X. elimata is not known from Canada and Canadian accounts refer to one or both of the others. Forbes (1954) also refers mostly to X. badicollis. Based on the orginal description and Typle Locality, X. elimata is the southern species illustrated by Covell (1984) which is common north to New Jersey and occurs locally in pitch pine areas to Albany, New York and southern Maine. See the dot map in LaFontaine (1998) and regard other northern records with suspicion.
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Global Status: G5
Global Status Last Reviewed: 06Oct2015
Global Status Last Changed: 27Mar2002
Ranking Methodology Used: Ranked by inspection
Rounded Global Status: G5 - Secure
Nation: United States
National Status: NNR

U.S. & Canada State/Province Status
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United States Delaware (S3), Indiana (SNR), Maryland (S5), New Hampshire (S3S4), Pennsylvania (S2S3), Virginia (SNR)

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Endemism: occurs (regularly, as a native taxon) in multiple nations

U.S. & Canada State/Province Distribution
United States DE, IN, MD, NH, PA, VA

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State County Name (FIPS Code)
NH Carroll (33003), Merrimack (33013)
PA Chester (42029), Cumberland (42041), Lancaster (42071), Northumberland (42097), Pike (42103)
* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
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Watershed Region Help Watershed Name (Watershed Code)
01 Saco (01060002)+, Merrimack (01070006)+
02 Middle Delaware-Mongaup-Brodhead (02040104)+, Lower Susquehanna-Penns (02050301)+, Lower Susquehanna-Swatara (02050305)+, Lower Susquehanna (02050306)+
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* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
Ecology & Life History Not yet assessed
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Use Class: Not applicable
Minimum Criteria for an Occurrence: Apply the Pine Barrens Moths Specs north of southern New Jersey and in Appalachia and Forest, Woodland and Scrub Noctuidae Specs from the New Jersey pinelands southward.
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U.S. Invasive Species Impact Rank (I-Rank) Not yet assessed
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References
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  • Hodges, R.W. et al., eds. 1983. Check List of the Lepidoptera of America North of Mexico. E.W. Classey Limited and The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, London. 284 pp.

  • LaFontaine, J. D. 1998. Noctuoidea, Noctuidae (part). In Dominick, R.B. et al. The Moths of America North of Mexico. Fascicle 27.3. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation. 348 pp.

  • Lafontaine, J.D. and B. C. Schmidt. 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico. ZooKeys 40:1-239.

  • Schweitzer, D. 1997. Memorandum of 11 February to Jim Thorne and Barb Barton regarding MD status for serpentine barren moths. 2 pp.

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