xylenine sallows

(Eupsilia spp.)

               
Overview

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.

xylenine sallow (Eupsilia sp.)

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Identification

See Subordinate Taxa below for identification information.

 
Distribution Distribution Map  

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

 
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No Common Name
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 adopted here for the sake of convenience.

 
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

 

Genus:

Eupsilia

 
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

xylenine sallow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
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  Part 23: Common Swordgrass, Pinion, and Xylenine Moths (Family Noctuide)
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About

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
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Location: Woodbury, Minnesota

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