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80a0980 – 5219   Palpita kimballi Munroe, 1959
             Kimball's Palpita

Tracy S. Feldman
Distribution: Holotype: Englewood, FL.
Genitalia: See Munroe (1959) and Hayden et al., (2017).
Similar Species:
  • Diaphania costata - See Hayden et al. (2017).
  • Palpita flegia - See Hayden et al. (2017).
  • Palpita persimilis - See Hayden & Buss (2013).
  • Palpita quadristigmalis - See Hayden & Buss (2013).
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Palpita kimballi Munroe, 1959
  • 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:AAH4997 - 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.
  • Hayden, J.E., E.R. Hoebeke, M.A. Bertone and V.A. Brou, Jr, 2017. Diaphania costata (F.) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae: Spilomelinae), a Commonly Misidentified Pest of Ornamental Apocynaceae in the Southern United States. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 119(2): 173- 190.
  • Munroe, E.G., 1959. New species and new subspecies of Palpita (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). The Canadian Entomologist, 91(10): 641-650.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Palpita kimballi
Tracy S. Feldman
Palpita kimballi
Tracy S. Feldman
Palpita kimballi
22mm - LG – James Hayden
Palpita kimballi
22mm – Mississippi Entomological Museum

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