Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Subfamily Pangraptinae

Lost Owlet - Ledaea perditalis Moth Type? - Pangrapta decoralis Decorated Owlet - Hodges#8490 - Pangrapta decoralis 8491 Lost Owlet  - Ledaea perditalis lost owlet - Ledaea perditalis Pangrapta decoralis Metarranthis - Pangrapta decoralis 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: