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Species Paectes nana - Hodges#8967

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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 nana (Paectes nana - Hodges#8967)
Hodges Number
8967
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Paectes nana (Walker, 1865)
Edema nana Walker, 1865 (1)
Paectes burserae (Dyar, 1901) TL: Palm Beach, Florida (2)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet is Latin meaning "dwarf."
Identification
Adult - two distinct forms, see Pogue (2013). (2)
Range
Widespread from Florida through the Greater Antilles, except for Puerto Rico, and from Mexico to Costa Rica; in South America distributed from Venezuela, Colombia, and northern Ecuador, introduced to the Galapagos Islands. (2)
Type locality: Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo. (2)
Food
Has been reared on Brazilian peppertree in Florida. (2)
Print References
Walker, F., 1865. List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part XXXII - Supplement. Part 2. British Museum (Natural History), p.425. (1)