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933210 – 10640   Xanthopastis regnatrix (Grote, 1863)
             Spanish Moth

Carol Wolf
Distribution: Type locality: Pennsylvania.
Similar Species:
  • Xanthopastis moctezuma Dyar, 1913 is not found north and east of southern Texas.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Philochrysa regnatrix Grote, 1863
Phalaena timais of authors not Cramer, [1780]
Taxonomic Notes: Xanthopastis regnatrix (Grote, 1863), a name listed by Kimball (1965) and later as a synonym of Xanthopastis timais (Cramer ([1780]) in Hodges et al. (1983) (Checklist), is again recognized as regnatrix by Lafontaine & Schmidt (2011), a member of a species complex involving at least six species.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Factsheet at Florida Featured Creatures.
  • Lafontaine J.D. & B.C. Schmidt, 2011. Additions and corrections to the checklist of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico. Zookeys, 149: 145-161.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Xanthopastis regnatrix
Bob Patterson
Xanthopastis regnatrix
Alan Chin-Lee
Xanthopastis regnatrix
Carol Wolf
Xanthopastis regnatrix
Steve Walter
Xanthopastis regnatrix
LG – Jim Troubridge
Xanthopastis regnatrix
44mm – Jim Vargo
Xanthopastis regnatrix
Jane & John Balaban

Xanthopastis regnatrix
Lyn Atherton LG

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