Splendid Palpita
Palpita magniferalis
Pyralidae
Hodges 5226


Photo courtesy Pete Williams
April 13, 2009

Identification: Covell, Moths of Eastern North America, Page 401. The wings are pearly translucent gray with black speckling and diffuse black median band. The hindwing is brownish. The caterpillar host plant is Ash. This is a highly variable species in color and clarity of lines.

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