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801188.005243Patania silicalis (Guenée, 1854) – Herbivorous Patania

© Patrick Coin
Distribution: Type locality : French Guyana, Cayenne.
Similar Species:
  • 5278 Herpetogramma centrostrigalis.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Botys silicalis Guenée, 1854
Botys cypraealis Walker, 1859
Sylepta fluctuosalis Dyar, [1903]
Botis penumbralis Grote, 1877
Condylorrhiza sublutalis Druce, 1895
Hapalia sublutalis Warren, 1889
Taxonomic Notes: Patania silicalis (Guenée, 1854) was formerly in the genus Pleuroptya, Journ. Entomol. Research, 31 (3): 265-275.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Guenée, M.A., 1854. Deltoïdes et Pyralites. Histoire Naturelle des Insectes. Species Général des Lépidoptères, 8(8): 349.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Kirti, J.S. & N.S. Gill, 2007. Revival of genus Patania Moore and reporting of a new species menoni (Pyraustinae: Pyralidae: Lepidoptera). Journal of Entomological Research, 31 (3): 265-275.
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Patania silicalis
© Hugh McGuinness
Patania silicalis
© Gary Phillips
Patania silicalis
© Ken Childs
Patania silicalis
24mm – © Jim Vargo
Patania silicalis
27mm – © Mississippi Entomological Museum

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