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801322.00 – 5223   Palpita illibalis (Hübner, 1818)
             Inkblot Palpita

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Field Marks:
See Munroe (1952).
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Synonymy: Hapalia illibalis Hübner, 1818
Botys euphaesalis Walker, 1859
Botys subjectalis Lederer, 1863
Taxonomic Notes: Palpita illibalis (Hübner, 1818) includes as new synonyms P, euphaesalis (Walker, 1859) and P. subjectalis (Lederer, 1863) in Munroe (1995), Trop. Lepid., 3: 70.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Hübner, J., 1819-1823 [imprint "1823"]. Zuträge zur Sammlung exotischer Schmettlinge [sic], bestehend in Bekundigung einzelner Fliegmuster neuer oder rarer nichteuropäischer Gattungen, 19 ; pl. [17] fig. 95, 96..
  • Munroe, E.G., 1952. The illibalis-group of the genus Palpita Hübner (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). The Canadian Entomologist, 84(2): 46; figs. 4, 11, 19 (illibalis) & 48; figs. 5, 20 (euphaesalis).
  • Munroe, E.G., 1995. Crambidae (Crambinae, Schoenobiinae, Cybalomiinae, Linostinae, Glaphyriinae, Dichogaminae, Scopariinae, Musotiminae, Midilinae, Nymphulinae, Odontiinae, Evergestinae, Pyraustinae). In J.B. Heppner (ed.), The Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera. Checklist: Part 2. Association for Tropical Lepidoptera and Scientific Publishers, Gainesville, 2: 34-79.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
  • Walker, F., 1859. Pyralides. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum, London, 19: 1008. (euphaesalis)
Palpita illibalis
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Palpita illibalis
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Palpita illibalis
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Palpita illibalis
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