Definition of Genus Noctua
1. Noun. Type genus of the Noctuidae: moths whose larvae are cutworms.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Genus
Group relationships: Family Noctuidae, Noctuidae
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Noctua
Literary usage of Genus Noctua
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1. The Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation by James William Tutt, Malcolm Burr (1890)
"Tutt, Bayne, Milton and Battley also exhibited their series of the genus Noctua, and Mr. Home of Aberdeen sent a very variable series of N. festiva from his ..."
2. The British Noctuae and Their Varieties by James William Tutt (1892)
"... is generally placed in the genus Noctua in England. The richly coloured British type, unknown on the Continent of Europe, and unhappily supposed to be ..."
3. The Moth Book: A Popular Guide to a Knowledge of the Moths of North America by William Jacob Holland (1903)
"Genus NOCTUA Linnaeus This is a very extensive genus, to which over forty species found in our territory are referred in recent lists. ..."
4. Transactions of the American Entomological Society by American Entomological Society (1869)
"... of the Entomological Society of Philadelphia, I described four species of American Noctuidae under the genus Noctua as amended by ..."