Papaipema aerata (Lyman, 1901:319)

Bronzed borer



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Gortyna Ærata Lyman, 1901:319 (original combination)


May be of hybrid origin (Herig, 2016).


Conservation Status

Missing, but may be of hybrid origin (Herig, 2016).

Last record: 1963



Illinois , Michigan , New Hampshire , New Jersey , New York , Pennsylvania, USA


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Lyman, H. H. (1901). A new Gortyna and notes on the genus. The Canadian Entomologist 33: 317-320.


Other references:

Beadle, David, and Leckie, Seabrook. (2012). Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America. Houghton Mifflin Harcort, New York City, NY. 611 pp.

Herig, Ted. (2016). A Hybrid Cross of Papaipema polymniae and P. necopina (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Newsletter of the Michigan Entomological Society 61(1-2): 12-13.

Lafontaine, J. D. and Schmidt, B. Christian. (2010). Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico. ZooKeys 40: 1-239.

McCollough, Mark A. (1997). Conservation of Invertebrates in Maine and New England: Perspectives and Prognoses. Northeastern Naturalist 4(4): 261-278.

Schweitzer, Dale. (2017). Some misidentifications and other errors in the Beadle and Leckie moth field guide. News of The Lepidopterists’ Society 59(1): 38-40.


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