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Erebidae
930700.008467Hemeroplanis scopulepes – Variable Tropic Moth – (Haworth, 1809)

© Lyn Atherton
Distribution: NC south to MS and FL. MPG mapping is inaccurate especially from FL and west of MS with most referring to H. floccalis.
Type Locality: “England” (in error for the southeastern United States; Poole 1989).
Description/
Field Marks:
FW length 12–14 mm.
Similar Species:
  • 8467.1 Hemeroplanis floccalis is smaller and best separated by genitalia or DNA barcode.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: Select/reselect View by Region on the related species page.)
References
Hemeroplanis scopulepes
© Lynette Schimming
Hemeroplanis scopulepes
© Bob Patterson
Hemeroplanis scopulepes
© Lewis Scharpf
Hemeroplanis scopulepes
© Steve Collins
Hemeroplanis scopulepes
© Bob Patterson
Hemeroplanis scopulepes
© Bob Patterson
Hemeroplanis scopulepes
LG – © Jim Troubridge
Hemeroplanis scopulepes
LG – © Jim Troubridge
Hemeroplanis scopulepes
- LG – © Jim Troubridge
Hemeroplanis scopulepes
28mm – © Jim Vargo
Hemeroplanis scopulepes
28mm – © Jim Vargo
Hemeroplanis scopulepes
28mm – © Jim Vargo

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