Wild Florida Photo - Palpidia pallidior - Dyar's palpidia

Palpidia pallidior

Dyar's palpidia
Pale palpidia

Florida native

Volusia Co. FL 04/29/07
Volusia Co. FL 04/29/07

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This moth can be found in Florida and Cuba.
This moth was 18mm (7/10 in.) long and 8mm (5/16 in.) wide (at rest with wings folded as shown). Note the eye visible in the side view. The forewings are pale gray with ochreous veins and spotted (irrorated) with tiny black scales between the viens. The hindwings are white and hidden when the moth is at rest. The wingspan is about 35mm (1-3/8 in.).


Palpidia pallidior is a member of the Erebidae - Quadrifid noctuids family.

For more information on this species, visit the following link:
BugGuide.net page for this species

Date record last modified: Dec 14, 2020

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