Lappet Moth
( Phyllodesma sp. )


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PHOTO COMMENT

IDENTIFICATION
Identification:Phyllodesma sp.
(Hübner ,1820 )
Common Name:Lappet Moth
Life Stage:(A) adult

PHYLOGENY

Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Superorder:Holometabola
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Lasiocampidae
Subfamily:Lasiocampinae
Tribe:Gastropachini
Genus:Phyllodesma
Taxon Code:LEP00827
ITIS/TSN:117549

LOCATION DETAILS
Location Name
Klamath National Forest, Klamath National Forest, Klamath NF, Caribou Rd./Forest Route 37N24,
County:Siskiyou County
ECI Site#:CANF050000
Open Space Location:Klamath NF

RECOGNITION
Wingspan
29-49 mm.
Diversity
Two species (Phyllodesma americana and P. coturnix) in California are merging into just one and cannot be distinguished by superficial characters. DNA analysis is required for California species. 3 species in North America.
Child Taxa
In California, P. americana and P. coturnix.

BIOLOGY
Range
California. Also, Nova Scotia to Florida, west through Texas to California, north to British Columbia and and Yukon.
Diversity
Two species (Phyllodesma americana and P. coturnix) in California are merging into just one and cannot be distinguished by superficial characters. DNA analysis is required for California species. 3 species in North America.

CREDITS
Photographer
Eddie Dunbar
Insect Sciences Museum of California

References
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