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Genus Palpita

Palpita arsaltealis? - Palpita arsaltealis Hodges#5227 - Palpita aenescentalis Unknown Moth  - Palpita magniferalis Brown Moth - Palpita Palpita quadristigmalis? - Palpita quadristigmalis  Splendid Palpita - Palpita magniferalis Moth - Palpita Moth - Palpita magniferalis
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Pyraloidea (Pyralid and Crambid Snout Moths)
Family Crambidae (Crambid Snout Moths)
Subfamily Spilomelinae
Genus Palpita
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Palpita Hübner 1808
Explanation of Names
The Latin verb palpito (inf. palpitare) is "to tremble or throb". (Latin dictionary entry.)
Numbers
Twelve species in our area. (1)
Size
wingspan 16-27 mm
Identification
Adult: FW often translucent grayish or whitish with dark speckling and/or spots
P. aenescentalis         P. arsaltealis               P. flegia                       P. gracialis                   P. kimballi                 P. magniferalis             P. quadristigmalis
Range
Quebec and Maine to Florida, west to Arizona, north to Manitoba
Season
adults fly from April to October
Internet References
North Carolina State University Entomology Collection lists two species from that state, with number pinned: illibalis (5), quadristigmalis (2).
Palpita quadristigmalis pinned adult image, Hodges #5218, Clemson University
P. ilibialis Hodges #5223 adult image (Larry Line, Maryland)
Works Cited
1.Annotated check list of the Pyraloidea (Lepidoptera) of America North of Mexico
Scholtens, B.G., Solis, A.M. 2015. ZooKeys 535: 1–136. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.535.6086.