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Species Papaipema polymniae - Hodges#9469

Papaipema polymniae
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Apameini
Genus Papaipema (Borer Moths)
Species polymniae (Papaipema polymniae - Hodges#9469)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Papaipema polymniae Bird, 1917 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence # 932490
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed 47 species of the genus Papaipema in America north of Mexico. (2)
Bird (1917) listed the wingspan as 32-43 mm. (1)
The original description is available online. (1)
Eastern United States. (3), (4)
The flight period averages August to December. (4)
Larvae have been found on Smallanthus uvedalius (L.) Mack. ex Small [Polymnia uvedalis] (Leaf-cup). (5)
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group. (4)
Print References
Bird, H. 1917. New species and histories in Papaipema SM. (Lepidoptera) No. 19, The Canadian Entomologist, 49: 121. (6), (1)