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932483 – 9472   Papaipema harrisii (Grote, 1881)
             Heracleum Stem Borer

Ian Maton
Distribution: Suggested by Heppner as a species straying into, but not breeding in, Florida.
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Synonymy: Gortyna harrisii Grote, 1881
Gortyna anargyrea Dyar, 1908
Papaipema anargyria Bird, 1944
Papaipema harrisi of authors, [no date]
Papaipema mulieris Strand, 1916
Papaipema rubiginosa Bird, 1911
Hydroecia verona Smith, 1899
Taxonomic Notes: Papaipema harrisii (Grote, 1881) includes as a synonym 9476 Papaipema verona, 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.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
  • Species Page at Pacific Northwest Moths
Papaipema harrisii
Ian Maton
Papaipema harrisii
Ian Maton
Papaipema harrisii
33mm – Chuck Harp Collection
Papaipema harrisii
33mm – Jim Vargo
Papaipema harrisii
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