The Noctuinae are a subfamily of the family Noctuidae. The larvae of many species feed on roots or stems of various grasses. Some are generalist feeders which makes them potential pests.
|Heart and dart (Agrotis exclamationis) imago|
|at least 600 genera|
Noctuid systematics is in a state of flux; the list of tribes is provisional and other groups now considered more distinct (e.g. Hadeninae) were formerly included here. Likewise, the validity of the tribe Xestiini is doubtful for example.
- Keegan, Kevin; Rota, Jadranka; Zahiri, Reza; Zilli, Alberto; et al. (2021). "Toward a Stable Global Noctuidae (Lepidoptera) Taxonomy". Insect Systematics and Diversity. 5. doi:10.1093/isd/ixab005.
- "Noctuinae Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2021-11-20.
- McLeod, Robin (July 3, 2012). "Subfamily Noctuinae - Cutworm or Dart Moths". BugGuide. Retrieved June 30, 2019.
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