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Noctuidae
931399.009178Panthea virginarius (Grote, 1880)

© Dick Wilson
Distribution: West and north of Great Basin. Disjunct population in Cypress Hills of Alberta and Saskatchewan. Coniferous forests, in particular but not confined to Douglas-fir forests. Elevations ~ sea-level to near tree-line.
Type locality: Portland, OR
Larva and
Host Plants:
Conifers.
Description/
Field Marks:
Highly variable in both size and color.
Similar Species:
  • See also 9181 P. gigantea, 9177 P. acronyctoides nigra.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Biston virginarius Grote, 1880
Diphthera angelica Dyar, 1921
Panthea portlandia Grote, 1896
Panthea suffusa McDunnough, 1942
Taxonomic Notes: Panthea virginarius: Includes as synonyms Panthea portlandia [9179] and Panthea angelica [9180].
References
  • Anweiler, G., 2009. Revision of the New World Panthea Hübner (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae) with descriptions of 5 new species and 2 new subspecies. ZooKeys, 9: 97-134.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 50.29f; p. 281. Book Review and ordering
  • Schmidt, B.C. & G.G. Anweiler, 2020. Noctuidae (Part) Pantheinae, Raphiinae, Balsinae, Acronictinae. The Moths of North America, Fascicle 25.4: 39; pl. A-2 (adult), figs. 5-18; pl. 10, fig. 6 (♂ gen.); pl. 31, fig. 3 (♀ gen.); pl. L-1, figs. 7, 8 (larva) (order).
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Pacific Northwest Moths
Data compiled and contributed by Steve Scott from references cited.

Panthea virginarius
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on Psuedotsuga taxifolia
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Panthea virginarius
© Jane & John Balaban LG

Panthea virginarius
© John G. Franclemont CUIC LG
on Psuedotsuga taxifolia
Panthea virginarius
© John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Panthea virginarius
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Panthea virginarius
© Canadian National Collection LG

Panthea virginarius
© John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Panthea virginarius
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