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Genus Plusiodonta

moth - Plusiodonta compressipalpis Moonseed moth - Plusiodonta compressipalpis Bird Turd Looper - Plusiodonta compressipalpis Moonseed Moth - Hodges#8534 (Plusiodonta compressipalpis) - Plusiodonta compressipalpis Neat Moth - Plusiodonta compressipalpis unknown looper moth - Plusiodonta compressipalpis Moth to blacklight - Plusiodonta compressipalpis Plusiodonta compressipalpis? - Plusiodonta compressipalpis
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Erebidae
Subfamily Calpinae (Fruit-piercing Moths)
Tribe Calpini
Genus Plusiodonta
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Plusiodonta Guenee 1852
Gadera Walker, [1858]
Deva Walker, [1858]
Odontina Guenée, 1862
Tafalla Walker, 1869
Tinnodoa Nye, 1975
There are about 36-40 species in the genus, 2 species in North America. (1)(2)(3)
Plusiodonta amado Barnes, 1907 - (southern Arizona)
Plusiodonta compressipalpis Guenée, 1852 - (widespread - mostly eastern)
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