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932493 – 9484   Papaipema rutila (Guenée, 1852)
             Mayapple Borer

Reared - © Aaron Brees
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Gortyna rutila Guenée, 1852
Papaipema baptisiae of authors not Bird, 1902
Papaipema merricata of authors, [no date]
Papaipema merriccata Bird, 1907
Papaipema merrickata McDunnough, 1938
Papaipema placida Bird, 1921
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Papaipema rutila
Reared - © Michael W. Palmer
Papaipema rutila
Reared - © Michael W. Palmer
Papaipema rutila
40mm - LG – © Jim Vargo
Papaipema rutila
© Jim Wiker

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