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Noctuidae
931396.009182Panthea furcilla (Packard, 1864) – Eastern Panthea Moth

© David Reed
Distribution: P. f. furcilla: Across Canada south to northern range of P. f. australis.
P. f. australis: KY, SC and GA southward to Gulf States and westward to eastern TX.
Type locality: Massachusetts.
Seasonality
and Size:
Year round in southern US. June-July in boreal Canada. Wingspan: ssp australis - male ~ 36-44 mm; female ~ 48-50 mm.
Larva and
Host Plants:
Larch, pine, spruce, and probably other conifers.
Similar Species:
  • See also other Panthea.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Taxonomic Notes: Panthea furcilla: Includes as a synonym Panthea pallescens [9183].
References
  • Lectotype images. Wagner: Caterpillars of Eastern North America.
  • Anweiler, G., 2009. Revision of the New World Panthea Hübner (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae) with descriptions of 5 new species and 2 new subspecies. ZooKeys, 9: 97-134.
  • Barcode of Life Data System (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Schmidt, B.C. & G.G. Anweiler, 2020. Noctuidae (Part) Pantheinae, Raphiinae, Balsinae, Acronictinae. The Moths of North America, Fascicle 25.4: 34; pl. A-1 (adult), figs. 24-32; pl. 10, fig. 3 (♂ gen.); pl. 30, fig. 8 (♀ gen.); pl. L-1, figs. 3, 4 (larva) (order).
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Pacific Northwest Moths
Data compiled and contributed by Steve Scott from references cited.

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