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Subfamily Pangraptinae

Decorated Owlet - Hodges#8490 - Pangrapta decoralis Lost Owlet - Ledaea perditalis Lost Owlet Moth - Ledaea perditalis ? - Ledaea perditalis Pangrapta decoralis Decorated Owlet - Pangrapta decoralis Ledaea perditalis Moth to porch light  - Pangrapta decoralis
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Erebidae
Subfamily Pangraptinae
Explanation of Names
Author: Grote, 1882
2 North American species:
Pangrapta decoralis Hübner, 1818
Ledaea perditalis (Walker, 1859)
See Also
Each species looks similar to a Geometrid genus. Ledaea perditalis looks similar to Digrammia spp., while Pangrapta decoralis looks similar to Metarranthis spp.. In each case, the labial palpi are shorter and much less prominent in the geometrid look-alike. Compare: