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Paectes ambrostolelia, Hodges #8959.1 ? - Paectes

Paectes ambrostolelia, Hodges #8959.1 ? - Paectes
Camp Wood, Edwards County, Texas, USA
September 5, 2012
Size: apx. 13mm body length
Is this ID correct?

Moved from Pygmy Paectes.

Pygmy Paectes - Hodges #8959
Moved from ID Request.

Notice the two darts below the PM on FW. A first for Texas

Well, even with your helpful hint I cannot distinguish between the 2 species. I went to Gogle and one of the pictures called the abrostella the Large Paectes. Does size have anything to do with it? I didn't see size on the species page. I have a grayer one with a photograph on lined paper I may submit just to show size.

I'm not sure about the sizes, but be diligent in sources you use for comparison. Sites like BOLD & BAMONA can be trusted. In this case, all the images I found for P. pygmaea had the darts and none of the other Paectes species had them. As always Trust but Verify :)

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