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930622.008534Plusiodonta compressipalpis Guenée, 1852 – Moonseed Moth

© Ken Childs
Distribution: Apparently a mostly eastern species. Specimens from Arizona identified as compressipalpis in BIN BOLD:AAB7158 appear to represent a cryptic species well separated by DNA barcode.
Type locality (compressipalpis): unknown.
Type locality (insignis): Georgia.
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Plusiodonta compressipalpis Guenée, 1852
Plusiodonta insignis Walker, 1865
References
  • 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: AAB7156 (true compressipalpis)
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: AAB7158 (cryptic sp. from AZ nr. compressipalpis)
  • Guenée, M.A., 1852. Noctuelites, 2. Histoire Naturelle des Insectes. Species Général des Lépidoptères, 6: 359.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 43.22m; p. 256. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Walker, F., 1865. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum, 33: 842.
Plusiodonta compressipalpis
© Mike Boone
Plusiodonta compressipalpis
© Lisa Ames
Plusiodonta compressipalpis
© Nolie Schneider
Plusiodonta compressipalpis
© Robin McLeod
Plusiodonta compressipalpis
© Brent Steury
Plusiodonta compressipalpis
© Dave Beadle
Plusiodonta compressipalpis
© Maury Heiman
Plusiodonta compressipalpis
© Ken Childs
Plusiodonta compressipalpis
LG – © Jim Troubridge
Plusiodonta compressipalpis
25mm – © Jim Vargo
Plusiodonta compressipalpis
© Valerie G. Bugh

Plusiodonta compressipalpis
© Valerie G. Bugh

Plusiodonta compressipalpis
© Giff Beaton LG
on moonseed vine
Plusiodonta compressipalpis
© Giff Beaton LG
on moonseed vine

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