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80a1019 – 5272   Herpetogramma bipunctalis (Fabricius, 1794)
             Southern Beet Webworm

© Maury Heiman
Distribution: Canada: ON, QC (rare migrant); USA: mid-eastern and southeastern states (Handfield & Handfield 2021).
Genitalia: See Handfield & Handfield (2021).
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Synonymy: Phalaena bipunctalis Fabricius, 1794
Botys detritalis Guenée, 1854
Botys lycialis Walker, 1859
Botys philealis Walker, 1859
Botis repetitalis Grote, 1882
Acharana simplex Warren, 1892
Botis terricolalis Möschler, [1882]
  • 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:AAC4123 - 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
Herpetogramma bipunctalis
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Herpetogramma bipunctalis
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Herpetogramma bipunctalis
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Herpetogramma bipunctalis
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Herpetogramma bipunctalis
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Herpetogramma bipunctalis
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Herpetogramma bipunctalis
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Herpetogramma bipunctalis
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