xylenine sallow

(Eupsilia spp.)

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xylenine sallow (Eupsilia sp.)
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Xylenine sallows is an unconventional grouping of fourteen genera of moths in the Tribe Xylenini of the subfamily Noctuinae. The term is not commonly used but is adopted here following Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America. Xylenine sallows inhabit woodlands and old fields. They are active at night and will come to lights, sometimes in large numbers.

Eupsilia, a genus of xylenine sallows, occurs in Europe, western Asia, and North America. In the United States it is most common east of the Great Plains and in the Pacific Northwest. There are at least 24 species of Eupsilia worldwide, 8 species in North America north of Mexico, and 4 species in Minnesota.

     
           
 
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21, 24, 27, 29, 30, 71, 75.

 
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Taxonomy
 
 

Order

Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths)  
 

Suborder

Glossata  
 

Infraorder

Neolepidoptera  
  Parvorder Heteroneura  
  No Rank Ditrysia  
  No Rank Obtectomera  
 

Superfamily

Noctuoidea (noctuid moths)  
 

Family

Noctuidae (owlet moths)  
 

Subfamily

Noctuinae (cutworms or dart moths)  
 

Tribe

Xylenini (pinions and sallows)  
  Subtribe Xylenina  
       
 

Subordinate Taxa

 
 

lost sallow (Eupsilia devia)

Morrison’s sallow (Eupsilia morrisoni)

Sidus sallow (Eupsilia sidus)

straight-toothed sallow (Eupsilia vinulenta)

 
       
 

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Common Names

 
 

The genus Eupsilia has no common name. The common name for an unconventional grouping of moths in the tribe Xylenini of the subfamily Noctuinae is xylenine sallows, and is applied here for convenience.

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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  Part 23: Common Swordgrass, Pinion, and Xylenine Moths (Family Noctuide)
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Feb 2, 2013

A visual introduction to twenty-six species of Noctuid Moths (Family Noctuidae, Subfamilies Noctuinae, Tribe Xylenini). These include the following thirteen genera: Xylena, Homoglaea, Lithophane, Eupsilia, Metaxaglaea, Epiglaea, Eucirroedia, Sunira, Ananthix, Hyppa, Enargia, Ipimorpha, and Ufeus. Specimens shown here were photographed in North Dakota and Minnesota during 2010-12. This short educational film was made in Grand Forks, North Dakota (02 February 2013).

 
       

 

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  Alfredo Colon
Summer 2018

Location: Woodbury, Minnesota

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