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Digital Guide to Moth Identification

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

Ken Childs
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.
References
Phyllodesma occidentis
Mark Dreiling - DNA
Phyllodesma occidentis
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