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80a1022 – 5274   Herpetogramma phaeopteralis (Guenée, 1854)
             Dusky Herpetogramma

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Distribution: Canada: ON (rare migrant); USA: southeastern states (Handfield & Handfield 2021).
Genitalia: See Handfield & Handfield (2021).
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Synonymy: Botys phaeopteralis Guenée, 1854
Botys additalis Walker, 1862
Botys cellatalis Walker, [1866]
Botys communalis Snellen, [1875]
Acharana descripta Warren, 1892
Botys inhonestalis Walker, [1866]
Botys intricatalis Möschler, 1890
Botys neloalis Walker, 1859
Botys otreusalis Walker, 1859
Botys plebejalis Lederer, 1863
Botys triarialis Walker, 1859
Botys tridentalis Snellen, 1872
Botys vecordalis Guenée, 1854
Botys vestalis Walker, 1859
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: BOLD:ABY7602 - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Handfield, L. & D. Handfield, 2021. A revision of the Canadian species of the Genus Herpetogramma Lederer, 1863 (Lepidoptera: Crambidae: Spilomelinae: Herpetogrammatini), with descriptions of three new species. Bonn Zoological Bulletin, 70 (1): 173-199.
  • Solis M.A., 2010. North American Herpetogramma Lederer, 1863 (Lepidoptera: Crambidae: Spilomelinae): type specimens and identity of species in the United States and Canada. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 112(3): 451-463.
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
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