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Species Palpita kimballi - Kimball's Palpita Moth - Hodges#5219

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
Species kimballi (Kimball's Palpita Moth - Hodges#5219)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Palpita kimballi Munroe, 1959
* phylogenetic sequence #801318
Explanation of Names
Patronym for Charles P. Kimball (1897-1982), 1965 author of The Lepidoptera of Florida: An Annotated Checklist. (1)
One of 12 species in this genus in North America
WS ≈ 29 mm (guide photo)
TL ≈ 14-15mm (2)
Adult: Semi-translucent satin white FW, with narrow orange streak along costa (2)
FL and coastal GA.
Type locality: USA, Florida, Englewood
See Also
See Hayden et al. (2017). (3)
Diaphania costata , introduced species found in Southeast

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Palpita quadristigmalis
Print References
Munroe, E. G. 1959 g: New species and new subspecies of Palpita (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). – The Canadian Entomologist, Ottawa 91 (10): 641, fig. 1.
Works Cited
1.The Lepidoptera of Florida: An Annotated Checklist.
Charles P. Kimball. 1965. Florida Dept. of Ag. Gainesville, FL. v + 363 pp.
2.Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America
David Beadle and Seabrooke Leckie. 2012. Houghton Mifflin.
3.Diaphania costata (F.) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae: Spilomelinae), a Commonly Misidentified Pest of Ornamental Apocynaceae...
Hayden, J.E., E.R. Hoebeke, M.A. Bertone & V.A. Brou Jr. 2017. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington,119(2):173-190.
4.North American Moth Photographers Group
5.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems