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9313959181Panthea gigantea – (French, 1890)

© Marius Aurelian
Distribution: Western North America. Warm, dry Ponderosa pine forests.
Seasonality
and Size:
Wingspan: male ~ 44-55; female ~ >60.
Larva and
Host Plants:
Ponderosa pine.
Description/
Field Marks:
  • Large size.
  • Dark gray-black, or gray-brown (Mexico only) forewing
  • Contrasting white hindwing
  • Similar Species: See also 9178 - P. virginarius
    References
    Data compiled and contributed by Steve Scott from references cited.

    Panthea gigantea
    CBIF
    Panthea gigantea
    © Jeffrey C. Miller
    Panthea gigantea
    © Jeffrey C. Miller
    Panthea gigantea
    © John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

    Panthea gigantea
    © John G. Franclemont CUIC LG


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