Insect Identification logo
Icon of a spider
Icon of a beetle insect
Icon of a butterfly
Icon of a bee
Icon of the Bugfinder utility

Red-Lined Panopoda (Panopoda rufimargo)


Detailing the physical features, habits, territorial reach and other identifying qualities of the Red-Lined Panopoda.

 Updated: 6/27/2018; Authored By Staff Writer; Content ¬©www.InsectIdentification.org




Thin lines crossing the wings of the Red-lined Panopoda Moth may be the only stable identifier in this somewhat varied species.



The adult Red-lined Panopoda Moth is brown in color. Some have dark patches in the center of their forewings, others are uniformly pale brown all over. Those not familiar with the variations may think they are looking at different, yet related moths. Each individual, fortunately, has two thin, almost parallel, red lines that cross the forewings - one on the upper part, one on the lower part. Many individuals even have an obscure darker brown streak between these red lines. A crescent shaped mark in either yellow or black is on the outer edge of each forewing between the red lines. A single dot sits above this crescent mark. A small black dot may be present on either side of the 'shoulder' area. Hindwings continue the lower red line, but not the upper one. Along the bottom of all four wings is a row of black or dark brown dots or smudges that may be highlighted with white bottoms. This Panopoda is one of four in the genus found in central and northern North America.

Green fleshy caterpillars are long and slender with tiny black specks on the head. A thin yellow line runs the length of both sides of the the upper 'back'. Each segment has a tiny red dot in its center along with a thin yellow diagonal line that stretches from the 'feet' to toward the 'spine'. These larvae feed on beech and oak leaves. Look for active adults through the summer in forests, parks, or backyards that grow host trees.




Taxonomic Hierarchy
Kingdom: Animalia
  Phylum: Arthropoda
    Class: Insecta
      Order: Lepidoptera
        Family: Erebidae
          Genus: Panopoda
            Species: rufimargo
Identifying Information
Scientific Name: Panopoda rufimargo
Category: Butterfly or Moth
Size (Adult; Length): 22mm to 25mm (0.86in to 0.98in)
Colorwheel Graphic Colors: brown, red, yellow, black, white
Descriptors: thin red line, black dash, yellow spot, dash, double line, flying
Territorial Map
Alaska  
Hawaii  
Prince Edward Is.  
State of Alabama graphic
State of Arizona graphic
State of Arkansas graphic
State of California graphic
State of Colorado graphic
State of Delware graphic
State of Florida graphic
State of Georgia graphic
State of Idaho graphic
State of Illinois graphic
State of Indiana graphic
State of Iowa graphic
State of Kansas graphic
State of Kentucky graphic
State of Louisiana graphic
State of Maine graphic
State of Maryland graphic
State of Michigan graphic
State of Minnesota graphic
State of Mississippi graphic
State of Missouri graphic
State of Montana graphic
State of Nebraska graphic
State of Nevada graphic
State of New England graphic
State of New Jersey graphic
State of New Mexico graphic
State of New York graphic
State of North Carolina graphic
State of North Dakota graphic
State of Ohio graphic
State of Oklahoma graphic
State of Oregon graphic
State of Pennsylvania graphic
State of South Carolina graphic
State of South Dakota graphic
State of Tennessee graphic
State of Texas graphic
State of Utah graphic
State of Virginia graphic
State of Washington graphic
State of West Virginia graphic
State of Wisconsin graphic
State of Wyoming graphic
Canadian territory of Alberta graphic
Canadian territory of British Columbia graphic
Canadian territory of Manitoba graphic
Canadian territory of New Brunswick graphic
Canadian territory of Newfoundland and Labrador graphic
Canadian territory of Ontario graphic
Canadian territory of Quebec graphic
Canadian territory of Saskatchewan graphic
Territory map graphic of the country of Mexico
Contiguous United States shape map layer graphic


Territorial Reach (A-to-Z)
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
Canadian National Flag Graphic
Alberta
British Columbia
Manitoba
New Brunswick
Newfoundland and Labrador
Nova Scotia
Ontario
Prince Edward Island
Quebec
Saskatchewan
Mexican National Flag Graphic
Mexico
Note: An insect's reach is not limited by lines drawn on a map and therefore species may appear in areas, regions and/or states beyond those listed above as they are driven by environmental factors (such as climate change), available food supplies and mating patterns. Grayed-out selections indicate that the subject in question has not been reported in that particular territory. U.S. states and Canadian provinces / territories are clickable to their respective bug listings.




Butterfly and Moth Anatomy
Graphic showing basic anatomy of a common North American butterfly and moth insect
1
Antennae: Butterflies and Moths have a pair of antennae on the head used as sensors.
2
Head: The head is home to the insect's eyes, antennae, and proboscis.
3
Thorax: Home to the three pairs of legs as well as vital internal organs.
4
Abdomen: Contains vital internal organs such as the heart(s) and reproduction facilities.
5
Forewing: The upper, forward wing pair used for flying.
6
Hindwing: The lower, rearward wing pair used for flying.
NOTE: Butterflies and Moths are part of the Lepidopteran order as they share many similarities.