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870002.007686Phyllodesma occidentis (Walker, 1855) – Southern Lappet Moth

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Similar Species:
  • 7687 Phyllodesma americana lacks a white spot in the medial area of the forewing but if present, it is usually accompanied by some black markings.
  • Caution: P. occidentis may lack the white spot or have a white spot accompnaied by some black markings. DNA barcode may not be able to separate species in this genus.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Gastropacha americana Harris, 1841
Gastropacha alascensis Packard, 1870
Phyllodesma angelorum Lajonquière, 1969
Phyllodesma ardens Lajonquière, 1969
Phyllodesma arizonensis Lajonquière, 1969
Phyllodesma borealis Lajonquière, 1969
Gastropacha californica Packard, 1872
Phyllodesma canadensis Lajonquière, 1969
Lasiocampa carpinifolia Boisduval, 1868
Phyllodesma celsivolans Lajonquière, 1969
Phyllodesma cinerascens Lajonquière, 1969
Phyllodesma clarinervata Lajonquière, 1969
Phyllodesma coturnix Lajonquière, 1969
Phyllodesma dyari Rivers, 1893
Gastropacha ferruginea Packard, 1864
Phyllodesma franciscana Lajonquière, 1969
Gastropacha mildei Stretch, 1872
Phyllodesma nevadensis Lajonquière, 1969
Gastropacha occidentis Walker, 1855
Phyllodesma preciosa Lajonquière, 1969
Phyllodesma rockiesensis Lajonquière, 1969
Gastropacha roseata Stretch, 1872
Phyllodesma sanctilaurentis Lajonquière, 1969
Phyllodesma texana Lajonquière, 1969
Phyllodesma transiens Lajonquière, 1969
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: ABZ0435
  • Franclemont, J. G., 1973. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 20.1: p. 56; pl. 5.14-17. order or free PDF
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Phyllodesma occidentis
© Mark Dreiling - DNA
Phyllodesma occidentis
© Mississippi Entomological Museum
Phyllodesma occidentis
- carpinifolia - Syntype - LG – (cc) U.S.N.M.

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