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801380.005288Marasmia trapezalis (Guenée, 1854) – Trapeze Moth

© Sean McCann
Distribution: Type Locality: "Sierra-Leone".
Field Marks:
FW middle portion of st. line or shade is more widely separated from the pm. line than in cochrusalis. The HW pm. and st. lines of cochrusalis tend to be more narrowly separated with pm. line bending more toward the apex. The HW pm. line tends to align with the FW st. line in cochrusalis and with the pm. line in trapezalis.
Genitalia: See Landry (2016); figs 109a-b, 158 and USNM illustrations.
Similar Species:
  • See Marasmia cochrusalis.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Taxonomic Notes: Marasmia trapezalis (Guenée, 1854), placed by some authors in the genus Cnaphalocrocis, is treated as a member of the genus Marasmia in Shaffer & Munroe (2003:63).
Marasmia trapezalis
© Jeff Hollenbeck
Marasmia trapezalis
© Carol Wolf
Marasmia trapezalis
© Jim Vargo

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