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801315.005217Palpita flegia (Cramer, 1777) – Satin White Palpita

Rayner Nez
Description/
Field Marks:
Wingspan: 35-50 mm (Hayden & Buss, 2013).
Genitalia: See Hayden et al., (2017)
Similar Species:
  • Diaphania costata - See Hayden et al. (2017).
  • Palpita kimballi - See Hayden & Buss (2013) and Hayden et al. (2017).
  • Palpita persimilis - See Hayden & Buss (2013).
  • Palpita quadristigmalis - See Hayden & Buss (2013).
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Phalaena Pyralis flegia Cramer, 1777
Pyralis flegialis Poey, 1832
Margarodes flegyalis Guene, 1854
Margarodes phantasmalis Guene, 1854
Paradosis villosalis Zeller, 1852
Margaronia virginalis Hbner, [1825]
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: AAA4889
  • Hayden, J.E. & J. Buss, 2013 [Rev. 2017]. Olive Shootworm, Palpita persimilis Munroe (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Crambidae). Entomology and Nematology Department, UF/IFAS Extension, 2013(6): 1-6.
  • Hayden, J.E. & J. Buss, 2013 [Rev. 2017]. Olive Shootworm, Palpita persimilis Munroe (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Crambidae). Entomology and Nematology Department, UF/IFAS Extension, 2013(6): 1-6.
  • Hayden, J.E., E.R. Hoebeke, M.A. Bertone and V.A. Brou, Jr, 2017. Diaphania costata (F.) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae: Spilomelinae), a Commonly Misidentified Pest of Ornamental Apocynaceae in the Southern United States. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 119(2): 173- 190.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Palpita flegia
Alan Chin-Lee
Palpita flegia
Alan Chin-Lee
Palpita flegia
Rayner Nez
Palpita flegia
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Palpita flegia
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Palpita flegia
46mm – Mississippi Entomological Museum
Palpita flegia
Alan Chin-Lee

Palpita flegia
Alan Chin-Lee

Palpita flegia
Alan Chin-Lee


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