Papaipema dribi Barnes & Benjamin, 1926



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Rediscovered (Metzler, 2022)



High Rolls (about 20 miles south of Bent), New Mexico, USA


Biology & Ecology




Only known from the two type specimens, a pair.






Original scientific description:

Barnes, W. and Benjamin, F. H. (1926). Two new western Phalaenidae. Pan Pacific Ent. 2: 111-112.


Other references:

Hodges, R. W. et al. (eds.). (1983). Check List of the Lepidoptera of America North of Mexico. E.W. Classey Limited and The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, London. 284 pp.

Holland, Richard. (2008). The Holy Grail of New Mexico lepidoptera: Sacramento Mountains Speyeria nokomis (W. H. Edwards)(Nymphalidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society 62(3): 171-173.

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

Metzler, Eric H. (2022). Rediscovery of Papaipema dribi Barnes & Benjamin, 1926 (Noctuidae: Noctuinae: Apameini) After 95 Years. The Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 76(2): 149-151.


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