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Diphthera festiva (Fabricius, 1775)

Имаго  Diphthera festiva


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Noctuoidea family Erebidae subfamily Calpinae genus Diphthera → species Diphthera festiva

Species name(s)

Diphthera festiva (Fabricius, 1775) = Bombyx festiva Fabricius, 1775 = Phalaena hieroglyphica Cramer, [1777] = Diphthera elegans Hübner, 1809 = Noropsis fastuosa Guenée, 1852 = Euglyphia hieroglyphica = Noropsis hieroglyphica.


Zoogeographical regions

Nearctic, Neotropic.


37—48 mm.

Имаго  Diphthera festiva

Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Wingspan: 37-48 mm. Personal communication. Vasiliy Feoktistov.


  • From southern United States to Brazil and Bolva [56]. Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Larva food plants

  • Waltheria indica (Sterculiaceae), Schrankia leptocarpa (Mimosaceae), Ipomoea batatas (Convolvulaceae) [56]. Vasiliy Feoktistov.


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Alex Dumchus.

Text data: Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Vasiliy Feoktistov.



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22.10.2014 6:14, Vasiliy Feoktistov Corrected data.

Zoogeographical regions: No formalized data → Nearctic, Neotropic. Wingspan: No formalized data → 37—48 mm.

22.10.2014 6:12, Vasiliy Feoktistov

Wildly I apologize. In distributing forgot the letter "I" to deliver. Correct: "From the south of the United States, to Bol and Wii and Brazil." Please fix it.

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