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Palpita persimilis Munroe, 1959


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Pyraloidea family Crambidae subfamily Spilomelinae genus Palpita → species Palpita persimilis

Species name(s)

Palpita persimilis Munroe, 1959.


Zoogeographical regions

Nearctic, Neotropic.


19—27 mm.

Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Wingspan: 19 - 27 mm. [150]. Vasiliy Feoktistov.


  • Bolivia, Brazil, Peru, Costa Rica, North of Venezuela, Guadeloupe, the island of St. Kitts, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba, the United States. [150]. Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Larva food plants

  • Ligustrum japonicum, Olea europaea and other species of the family Oleaceae [150]. Vasiliy Feoktistov.


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22.10.2014 11:30, Vasiliy Feoktistov Corrected data.

Zoogeographical regions: No formalized data → Nearctic, Neotropic. Wingspan: No formalized data → 19—27 mm.

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