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930976 – 8585.2   Epidromia pannosa Guenée, 1852

© Gary J. Goss
Distribution: USA: Florida Keys - Lafontaine & Dickel (2008).
Type locality: Brazil.
Genitalia: See Solis (1986).
Similar Species:
  • Epidromia lienaris (Hübner, 1823) typically has a straighter, less undulating, am. line but this character is not diagnostic. Males are best separated by the lack of a wide yellow streak extending from the cell to the outer margin on the underside of the forewing. Females typically have a less tapered abdomen but are best separated by association with males. (Note: females in this genus have abdomens more tapered that males.)
  • Epidromia rotundata Herrich-Schäffer, 1869 forewing is more falcate, outer margin more inwardly curved near apex. Male hindwing is rounded, outer margin not angled medially.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Epidromia pannosa Guenée, 1852
Epidromia poaphiloides of authors not Guenée, 1852
Taxonomic Notes: Epidromia pannosa, mistakingly synonymized with E. poaphilodes (Genée, 1852) by J. G. Franclemont and E. Todd (in Hodges et al. 1983) (Checklist)), is returned to full species in Solis (1986).
  • 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:AAB1008 - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification.
  • Becker, V.O., 2001. The identity of Hemeroblemma lienaris Hübner and a review of the Neotropical moths of the pannosa-complex of Epidromia Guenée (Noctuidae, Catocalinae). Revista Brasileira de Zoologia, 18(3): 961-964.
  • Guenée, M.A., 1852. Noctuelites, 3. Histoire Naturelle des Insectes. Species Général des Lépidoptères, 7: 326.
  • Lafontaine J.D. & D.S. Dickel, 2008. Review of the Genus Epidromia in North America (Noctuidae: Catocalinae). Lepidoptera Novae, 1: 109-115.
  • Solis, M.A., 1986. A new species of Epidromia (Noctuidae) from Florida. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 40(1): 8-19.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Epidromia pannosa
© Alan Chin-Lee
Epidromia pannosa
dor. - © Gary J. Goss
Epidromia pannosa
ven. - © Gary J. Goss
Epidromia pannosa
– © Canadian National Collection
Epidromia pannosa
dor. – © Canadian National Collection
Epidromia pannosa
ven. – © Canadian National Collection
Epidromia pannosa
38mm - LG – © Jim Vargo

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