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Genus Phyllodesma

Moth ? - Phyllodesma americana Lappet Moth - Phyllodesma americana Phyllodesma Americana - American Lappet Moth - Phyllodesma americana Lappet Moth - Phyllodesma americana American Lappet Moth - Phyllodesma americana Phyllodesma americana - American Lappet Moth - Phyllodesma americana Lappet moth - Phyllodesma americanum - Phyllodesma americana - female Phyllodesma americana
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Lasiocampoidea (Tent Caterpillar and Lappet Moths)
Family Lasiocampidae (Tent Caterpillar and Lappet Moths)
Subfamily Lasiocampinae
Tribe Gastropachini
Genus Phyllodesma
Explanation of Names
Phyllodesma occidentis and Phyllodesma coturnix have been synonymized with Phyllodesma americana. Only one species now.
Size
wingspan 29-49 mm
Identification
see Species page of P. americana for description of adult and larva
Range
represented from Nova Scotia to Florida, west through Texas to California, north to BC and Yukon
Internet References
live adult images of P. americana (Lynn Scott, Ontario)
pinned adult image of P. occidentis (John Hyatt, Dalton State College, Georgia)
live adult image of P. coturnix by T.W. Davies, California (Tree of Life, courtesy of California Academy of Sciences)