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932555.009928.1Lithophane abita – Brou & Lafontaine, 2009

Gary Goss
Distribution: Southeast United States. Bald cypress.
Seasonality
and Size:
October - April. Wingspan ~ 15-18 mm.
Larva and
Host Plants:
Bald cypress.
Description/
Field Marks:
  • Gray forewing. Pinkish to dark brownish-gray hindwing;
  • Forewing maculation muted except for black line in fold connecting deeply zigzagged antemedial and postmedial lines.
  • Distinctive male genitalia with saber like spine projecting from right side and sometimes extending beyond tip of abdomen.
  • Similar Species: See also 9925.1 - L. adipel, 9928 - L. thaxteri.
    References
    Data compiled and contributed by Steve Scott from references cited.

    Lithophane abita
    CNC - Jocelyn Gill
    Lithophane abita
    CNC - Jocelyn Gill
    Lithophane abita
    40mm – Jim Vargo

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