Pink-barred sallow

Xanthia tatago

''Xanthia tatago'', the pink-barred sallow, is a species of cutworm or dart moth in the family Noctuidae. It is found in North America. The MONA or Hodges number for ''Xanthia tatago'' is 9965.
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Appearance

Adult: thorax and forewing bright yellow; collar, line fragments, and postmedial shading purple, mixed with reddish-brown; ST line dotted, black; hindwing white, tinted with pale yellow.
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Naming

This North American species was previously thought to be conspecific with the Eurasian X. togata, but was shown to be a distinct and new species (X. tatago) by Lafontaine and Mikkola in 2003. The new name tatago is an anagram of the Eurasian specific epithet, togata. This seems to be a theme in this group: the genera Xanthia and Anathix are anagrams also.
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Distribution

Northern United States and most of Canada (Newfoundland to Connecticut, west to Oregon, north to British Columbia and Northwest Territories).
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Status

The only species in this genus in North America; locally common.

Food

Early-stage larvae feed on catkins of willow (Salix spp.); older larvae feed on the leaves.

References:

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https://bugguide.net/node/view/42285
http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/species.php?hodges=9965
https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Xanthia-tatago
https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/canadian-entomologist/article/new-species-of-xanthia-lepidoptera-noctuidae-from-north-america/056AC0BF3D5B0357E464EA9E1610561B
Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderLepidoptera
FamilyNoctuidae
GenusXanthia
SpeciesX. tatago