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Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Noctuidae > Noctuinae > Noctuini > Xestia

Xestia c-nigrum (Linnaeus, 1758) – Setaceous Hebrew Character/ Spotted Cutworm

Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Himachal Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh
All states
Similiar species:
Forty-four species of Xestia are known from the Indian subcontinent. 

Similar species
Xestia praetermissa (Warren, 1912)
Rhyacia praetermissa Warren, 1912; 6; TL: India, Nilgiri Hills; Ooty says Xestia praetermissa may be a race of c-nigrum.

Xestia ditrapezium (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) [accessed 22 May 2021]
FBI, Hampson, Vol. 2, Pg. 188, # 1647 as Agrotis ditrapezium. FW spot is not triangular.
  1. Phalaena (Noctua) c-nigrum Linnaeus, 1758; Syst. Nat. (Edn 10) 1: 516; TL: Europe.
  2. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1992. Moths of Nepal. Part 1. TINEA. Vol. 13 (Supplement 2). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo.Pl. 14/17.
  3. Hampson, G. F. 1894. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 2. Taylor & Francis, London. Arctiidae, Agrostidae, Noctuidae 609 p - 325 figs.Pg. 188, # 1647 as Agrotis c-nigrum.
  4. Chandra, K., Kumar, V., Singh, N., Raha, A., Sanyal, A.K.2019. Assemblages of Lepidoptera in Indian Himalaya through long term monitoring plots. Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata, 1-457 pp.  Pl. 146.7.
  5. [accessed 22 May 2021]

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Anonymous. 2022. Xestia c-nigrum (Linnaeus, 1758) – Setaceous Hebrew Character/ Spotted Cutworm. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 3.30. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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