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620436.003745Platynota rostrana (Walker, 1863) – Omnivorous Platynota
- © Carol Wolf - © Maury Heiman
Similar Species:
  • Platynota rostrana and P. flavedana are similar. The two species can be distinguished easily from each other by the scaling on the head - with a complex “hood” in rostrana, a simple one in flavedana - difficult to see well in photographs. See Platynota comparisons for larger photos and comparison with P. idaeusalis. ~ contributed by John Brown
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: • Teras rostrana Walker, 1863
• Teras connexana Walker, 1863
• Teras repandana Walker, 1863
• Teras saturatana Walker, 1863
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Powell, J. A. & J. W. Brown, 2012. The Moths of North America, Fascicle 8.1: p. 122; pl. E.22-26. order or free PDF
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Platynota rostrana
- © Alan Chin-Lee
Platynota rostrana
- © Machele White
Platynota rostrana
- © Randy Newman
Platynota rostrana
© Carol Wolf
Platynota rostrana
- 15mm – © Jim Vargo
Platynota rostrana
- 16mm – © Jim Vargo
Platynota rostrana
- 20mm – © Mississippi Entomological Museum
Platynota rostrana
- 19mm – © U. S. National Museum
Platynota rostrana
- 20mm – © U. S. National Museum
Platynota rostrana
© Machele White

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