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New species of Xanthia (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) from North America

  • J. Donald Lafontaine (a1) and Kauri Mikkola (a2)

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The North American species previously treated as Xanthia togata (Esper) is shown to be a distinct species and described as new. Illustrations of adults and genitalia of X. togata and Xanthia tatago are provided.

L'espèce nord-américaine connue jusqu'à maintenant sous le nom de Xanthiatogata (Esper) est en fait une espèce distincte, que nous décrivons comme nouvelle. Nous comparons et illustrons l'aspect externe et les organes génitaux des adultes de X. togata et de Xanthiatatago.

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  • J. Donald Lafontaine (a1) and Kauri Mikkola (a2)

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