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80a0978 – 5218   Palpita quadristigmalis (Guenée, 1854)
             Four-spotted Palpita

© Steve Nanz
Field Marks:
Wingspan: 26-30 mm (Hayden & Buss, 2013).
Similar Species:
  • Diaphania costata - See Hayden et al. (2017).
  • Palpita flegia - See Hayden et al. (2017).
  • Palpita kimballi - See Hayden & Buss (2013) and Hayden et al. (2017).
  • Palpita persimilis - See Hayden & Buss (2013).
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Margarodes quadristigmalis Guenée, 1854
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: BOLD:AAH5326 - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification.
  • Hayden, J.E. & J. Buss, 2013 [Rev. 2017]. Olive Shootworm, Palpita persimilis Munroe (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Crambidae). Entomology and Nematology Department, UF/IFAS Extension, 2013(6): 1-6.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 23.42m; p. 179. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
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