Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

BugGuide is a National Moth Week Partner. How to add your National Moth Week 2021 photos. July 17-25.

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

National Moth Week 2020 photos of insects and people.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Previous events


TaxonomyBrowseInfoImagesLinksBooksData
Photo#1593809
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
Moved from Petrophila.

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.