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Species Phyllodesma occidentis - Southern Lappet Moth - Hodges#7686

Phyllodesma? - Phyllodesma occidentis - male dead leaf mimic moth id  - Phyllodesma occidentis Lappet Moth - Phyllodesma occidentis Phyllodesma - Phyllodesma occidentis Which Lappet Moth? - Phyllodesma occidentis Phyllodesma occidentis  - Phyllodesma occidentis 7686 Southern Lappet Moth    (Phyllodesma occidentis) - Phyllodesma occidentis unknown moth - Phyllodesma occidentis
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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
Species occidentis (Southern Lappet Moth - Hodges#7686)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Phyllodesma occidentis (Walker, 1855)
Phyllodesma coturnix (Lajonquiere, 1969)
Phyllodesma americana ssp. texana (Lajonquiére, [1969])
Lasiocampa carpinifolia (Boisduval, 1869)
Gastropacha occidentis Walker, 1855
Three Phyllodesma species are found in America north of Mexico.
Forewing has more sharply lined white reniform spot and non scalloped outer margin.
Coastal South Carolina to Florida, west to Kentucky and Texas.
The range map at Moth Photographers group shows records north to southern Wisconsin.
See Also
Phyllodesma americana has scalloped outer margin lined with white and without distinct white reniform spot
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P. coturnix *(photo at Moth Photographers Group), which has a forewing with bluish-gray shading in subterminal area, and occurs in California.
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