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Petrophila longipennis

Petrophila longipennis
Sedona, Coconino County, Arizona, USA
April 6, 1954
Size: 30mm
From the Yale Peabody Museum Colelction.

A BIG southwestern Petrophila. Size alone separates it from others in the area. P. schaefferalis gets close in size but is much duller gray-brown rather than reddish brown and has more diffuse markings.

avernalis can be as large
Noticed your comment on this photo that size alone of longipennis separates it from other SW Petrophila. I recently posted a ~17 mm TL avernalis from NM. It really looks like a freak of nature and would probably compete in size with most longipennis. According to Jim Vargo, female avernalis are known to get as big as longipennis. Here is a link to that photo.

Moved from Petrophila.

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