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932480 – 9488   Papaipema insulidens (Bird, 1902)
             Ragwort Stem Borer

John Davis
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Synonymy: Hydroecia insulidens Bird, 1902
Gortyna birdi Dyar, 1908
Gortyna nephrasyntheta Dyar, 1908
Papaipema pertincta Dyar, 1920
Taxonomic Notes: Papaipema insulidens (Bird, 1902) includes as synonyms 9486 P. birdi and 9487 P. pertincta, ZooKeys, 527: 141.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Lafontaine J.D. & B.C. Schmidt, 2015. Additions and corrections to the check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico III. ZooKeys, 527: 127-147.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 53.32m; p. 296. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
  • Species Page at Pacific Northwest Moths
Papaipema insulidens
John Davis
Papaipema insulidens
Libby & Rick Avis
Papaipema insulidens
Aaron Brees LG
Papaipema insulidens
Gary Kessler
Papaipema insulidens
Robin McLeod
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Carroll Rudy
Papaipema insulidens
32mm – Jim Vargo
Papaipema insulidens
32mm – Jim Vargo

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