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Family Euteliidae

unidentified moth - Marathyssa inficita Marathyssa basalis  - Marathyssa basalis Large Paectes - Paectes abrostoloides Paectes - Paectes oculatrix Dark Marathyssa - Hodges#8955 - Marathyssa inficita Paectes abrostoloides Eutelia furcata - Hodges#8968.2 - Eutelia furcata - female Paectes oculatrix
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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 Euteliidae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Formerly subfamily Euteliinae, placed in Noctuidae or Erebidae.
Explanation of Names
Author: Grote, 1882
18 species in three genera in our area (1) (2).
Works Cited
1.Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
Donald J. Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt. 2010. ZooKeys 40: 1–239 .
2.Additions and Corrections to the Check List of the Noctuoidea of North America north of Mexico
Lafontaine, J. Donald and Schmidt, B. Christian . 2011. ZooKeys 10: 145-161.