Phymatopus behrensii

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Phymatopus behrensii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Hepialidae
Genus: Phymatopus
Species: P. behrensii
Binomial name
Phymatopus behrensii
(Stretch, 1872)
Synonyms
  • Sthenopis behrensii Stretch, 1872
  • Sthenopis behrnsii Stretch, 1872
  • Sthenopis montana Stretch, 1872
  • Epialus tacomae Edwards, 1874
  • Hepialus desolatus Strecker, 1875
  • Hepialus anceps Edwards, 1881

Phymatopus behrensii is a species of moth belonging to the family Hepialidae. It was described by Stretch in 1872, and is known from the United States, including California and Washington.

The wingspan is about 43 mm.[1]

Recorded food plants for the species include Helenium, Lupinus, Malus, and various ferns.

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