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Genus Platynota

Unknown Moth - Platynota idaeusalis Black-shaded Platynota Moth  - Platynota flavedana Dark Patterned Moth - Platynota idaeusalis - female Platynota idaeusalis Platynota semiustana Platynota  idaeusalis or exasperatana? #2 - Platynota Platynota idaeusalis Platynota idaeusalis
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Tortricoidea (Tortricid Moths)
Family Tortricidae (Tortricid Moths)
Subfamily Tortricinae
Tribe Sparganothini
Genus Platynota
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Platynota Clemens, 1860 (1)
Numbers
19 species in North America according to Moth Photographers' Group.
Identification
Pohl, et al. (2016) list 19 species, all included here.(2) This guide should be used only as a first step in identification; some species can't be confidently separated from photos.

P. idaeusalis                                                    P. exasparatana                                             P. semiustana               P. rostrana                   P. wenzelana              P. polingi

                  [missing]

P. texana                     P. labiosana                                                    P. islameconae             P. blanchardi                P. flavedana                                                   P. zapatana
                                                                                                                                                                             ♂                                ♀
[missing]                           [missing]                     [missing]                         [missing]

P. larreana                   P. yumana                    P. redingtonensis         P. viridana                   P. stultana                   P. nigrocervina             P. calidana

  [missing]                     [missing]                     [missing]                         [missing]                    
Life Cycle
Print References
Clemens, B., 1860. Contributions to American lepidopterology - No. 6. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 12: 347. (1)
Works Cited
1.Contributions to American lepidopterology - No. 6.
Brackenridge Clemens. 1860. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 12: 345-362.
2.Annotated taxonomic checklist of the Lepidoptera of North America, North of Mexico
Pohl, G.R., Patterson, B., & Pelham, J.P. 2016. ResearchGate.net.