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Species Papaipema leucostigma - Columbine Borer Moth - Hodges#9478

Papaipema larva in Columbine stem  - Papaipema leucostigma Papaipema, lateral - Papaipema leucostigma Papaipema, spent pupa - Papaipema leucostigma Papaipema, ventral - Papaipema leucostigma Unknown Moth - Papaipema leucostigma Columbine Borer Moth - Papaipema leucostigma Columbine Borer Moth  - Papaipema leucostigma Columbine Borer Moth  - Papaipema leucostigma
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Apameini
Genus Papaipema (Borer Moths)
Species leucostigma (Columbine Borer Moth - Hodges#9478)
Hodges Number
9478
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Gortyna leucostigma; Harris, 1841; Rep. Insects Mass. injurious to Vegn: 320
Gortyna purpurifascia; Grote & Robinson, 1868; Trans. Am. ent. Soc., 1: 341, pl. 7, f. 51
Papaipema purpurifascia; Dyar, 1903, Bull. U.S. natn. Mus., 52: 176
Papaipema luteipicta; Strand, 1916
Size
30mm
Food
Larva on Columbine
Life Cycle
bent columbine stem containing larva, larva, larva, adult
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