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930932 – 8750   Ptichodis herbarum (Guenée, 1852)
             Common Ptichodis

© Ken Childs
Field Marks:
This is a sexually dimorphic species. Females are plainly marked with relatively straight am. and pm. lines. Males have a black spot near the wing base and the am. and pm. lines have a strong curve or abrupt bend and there is a lot of dark shading next to the lines. Both sexes have the large, ghosty-pale reniform spot - unlike any other Ptichodis. ~ contributed by Don Lafontaine
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Poaphila herbarum Guenée, 1852
Celiptera bifasciata Bates, 1886
Poaphila dissocians Walker, 1858
Phurys lima Guenée, 1852
Poaphila obversa Walker, 1858
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Ptichodis herbarum
© Lew Scharpf
Ptichodis herbarum
© Aubrey Scott
Ptichodis herbarum
© Lynette Schimming
Ptichodis herbarum
© Jason Roberts
Ptichodis herbarum
© Mark Dreiling - DNA
Ptichodis herbarum
© Lynette Schimming
Ptichodis herbarum
- 30mm – © Jim Vargo
Ptichodis herbarum
- LG – © Jim Vargo

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