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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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Classification
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
8965
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Paectes nubifera Hampson, 1912 (1)
syn. Paectes devincta Grossbeck, 1917 (not Walker,1858)
Numbers
There are twelve named species of Paectes in America north of Mexico. (1)
Size
Wingspan average 30 mm.
Identification
The original description is available online in the print references below.
Female has yellowish-white patch above the antemedial line.
Range
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.
Season
Adults fly year round in Florida and late summer to fall in Texas. (3)
Food
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.