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Species Paectes fuscescens - Hodges#8963.2

Paectes acutangula - Paectes fuscescens Paectes acutangula - Paectes fuscescens
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Euteliidae
Subfamily Euteliinae
Genus Paectes
Species fuscescens (Paectes fuscescens - Hodges#8963.2)
Hodges Number
8963.2
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Paectes fuscescens (Walker, 1855)
Edema fuscescens Walker, 1855
Size
Wingspan: ~23 mm (1).
Identification
"Fawn-color, with blackish speckles. Palpi pale testaceous beneath. Antennae brown. Thorax in front, pectus and legs mostly whitish. Forewings indistinctly mottled with brown, and with three slender black bands; the first band more regular than the second and third, which are double; the second zigzag; the third with fewer angles; a row of black lunules along the exterior border, and a black subapical spot. Hind wings brown, with a whitish fringe, paler and with brown marks beneath." --Walker, 1855 (see print references below).
Range
Found from Central America to Paraguay and Brazil, the Antilles (2), and south Florida (1).
See Also
Several other Paectes species look very similar.
Print References
Walker, F. 1855. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum. 5: 1031
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – images of pinned adults (1)
BOLD Systems - images of DNA supported specimens (3)
Wikipedia - species page (2)