Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

Southern Lappet Moth
Phyllodesma occidentis (Walker, 1855)


Family: Lasiocampidae
Subfamily: Lasiocampinae
Identification: forewing has more sharply lined white reniform spot and non scalloped outer margin than P. americana.
Wing Span:
Life History:
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Habitat:
Range: coastal South Carolina to Florida, west to Kentucky and Texas
Conservation:
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Management Needs:
Taxonomy Notes: None.
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