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Species Paectes nubifera - Hodges#8965

Paectes nubifera?  - Paectes nubifera Paectes sp. - Paectes nubifera - male Paectes nubifera Paectes abrostoloides ? - Paectes nubifera - male Paectes abrostoloides ? - Paectes nubifera - male Paectes abrostoloides ? - Paectes nubifera - male Texas SE Gulf Coast - Paectes nubifera - female Paectes nubifera - female
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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
Subfamily Euteliinae
Genus Paectes
Species nubifera (Paectes nubifera - Hodges#8965 )
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Paectes nubifera Hampson, 1912 (1)
syn. Paectes devincta Grossbeck, 1917 (not Walker,1858)
There are twelve named species of Paectes in America north of Mexico. (1)
Wingspan average 30 mm.
The original description is available online in the print references below.
Female has yellowish-white patch above the antemedial line.
Southern Texas to South Carolina and Florida(2). (3), (4)
Mexico to Costa Rica.
Type: Costa Rica, Candaleria Mtns.
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Adults fly year round in Florida and late summer to fall in Texas. (3)
Larval host uncertain. (4)
See Also
Paectes pygmaea and P. abrostolella have a more rounded antemedial line and the lower portion of the forewing PM line composed of a single long arc.
Paectes pygmaea

Paectes abrostoloides
Print References
Hampson, G.F. 1912. Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum. p. 131.