New York Natural Heritage Program
Ostrich Fern Borer Moth
Papaipema sp. 2 nr. pterisii
Kingdom: Animalia

      Phylum: Mandibulates (Mandibulata)

           Class: Insects (Insecta)

                Order: Butterflies, Skippers, and Moths (Lepidoptera)

                     Family: Owlet Moths (Noctuidae)

Comments on the Classification [-]
While this species has been known to be distinct since the 1950s, it still has never been formally described. It is listed by Grehan et al. (1995) for Vermont, and listed and briefly discussed and illustrated by Handfield (1999) for Canada.