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870002.00 – 7686   Phyllodesma occidentis (Walker, 1855)
             Southern Lappet Moth

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.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Gastropacha occidentis Walker, 1855
  • 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: BOLD: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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