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Species Sthenopis purpurascens - Four-spotted Ghost Moth - Hodges#0019

Hepialidae: Sthenopis purpurascens Eggs - Sthenopis purpurascens Four Spotted Ghost Moth (Sthenopis purpurascens) OVA - Sthenopis purpurascens Hepialidae: Sthenopis purpurascens - Sthenopis purpurascens
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Hepialoidea (Ghost Moths)
Family Hepialidae (Ghost Moths)
Genus Sthenopis
Species purpurascens (Four-spotted Ghost Moth - Hodges#0019)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sthenopis purpurascens (Packard, 1863)
Gorgopis purpurascens Packard, 1863
Sthenopis quadriguttatus (Grote, 1864)
Wingspan 66-100 mm.
The larvae bore into the roots of poplars, willows or alder.
Print References
Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, Moths of Western North America, Pl. 13.1f; p. 36.(1)