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801188.005243Patania silicalis (Guenée, 1854) – Herbivorous Patania Moth

© Patrick Coin
Distribution: Type Locality : French Guyana, Cayenne.
Similar Species:
  • 5278 Herpetogramma centrostrigalis.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Taxonomic Notes: Patania silicalis (Guenée, 1854) was formerly in the genus Pleuroptya, Journ. Entomol. Research, 31 (3): 265–275.
  • Barcode of Life Data System (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Guenée, M.A., 1854. Deltoïdes et Pyralites. Histoire Naturelle des Insectes. Species Général des Lépidoptères, 8(8): 349.
  • Kirti, J.S. & N.S. Gill, 2007. Revival of genus Patania Moore and reporting of a new species menoni (Pyraustinae: Pyralidae: Lepidoptera). Journal of Entomological Research, 31 (3): 265-275.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Patania silicalis
© Hugh McGuinness
Patania silicalis
© Gary Phillips
Patania silicalis
© Ken Childs
Patania silicalis
24mm – © Jim Vargo
Patania silicalis
27mm – © Mississippi Entomological Museum

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