Xestia staudingeri (Möschler, 1862)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Agrotiphila staudingeri (Möschler, 1862)


Conservation Status



This species may have a much wider distribution, and hence may still be extant. Further information is needed to properly assess the status of this taxa. It should therefore only provisionally be considered a "missing" species.



New Hampshire (& Colorado?), USA


Biology & Ecology




For a photograph of a preserved specimen see:






Original scientific description:

Möschler, H. B. (1862). Neue südrussische Schmetterlinge. Wiener EntomologischeMonatschrift 6: 139-143.


Other references:

Hampson, George F. (1903). Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum (Vol. 4: Noctuidæ). London: British Museum (Natural History).

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.


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