Penthesilea sacculalis

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Penthesilea sacculalis
Penthesilea sacculalis baboquivariensis.jpg
Penthesilea sacculalis baboquivariensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pyralidae
Genus: Penthesilea
Species: P. sacculalis
Binomial name
Penthesilea sacculalis
Ragonot, 1891

Penthesilea sacculalis is a species of moth of the Pyralidae family. It is found in Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, North Carolina, Virginia and Arizona.

The wingspan is 13–17 mm. The forewings are dark brown to fuscus, the basal angle is occasionally overscaled with reddish-brown, the base darker than the distal part. The hindwings are dark brown to fuscous.[1]

Subspecies[edit]

  • Penthesilea sacculalis sacculalis
  • Penthesilea sacculalis baboquivariensis Cashatt in Solis, Cashatt & Scholtens, 2012 (Arizona)

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