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930554 – 8400   Redectis pygmaea (Grote, 1878)
             Pygmy Redectis

- WL: 8.5mm - Patrick Coin
Distribution: Type locality: Texas.
Similar Species:
  • 8401 Redectis vitrea - is typically much larger but some overlap exists. The reniform is white. Labial palpus is longer. Females with antennae bipectinate and end of the abdomen lacks prominent hair tuft.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Dercetis pygmaea Grote, 1878
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Grote, A.R., 1878. Descriptions of Noctuidae, chiefly from California. Bulletin of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories, 4: 187.
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Redectis pygmaea
Tom Murray
Redectis pygmaea
Gary Phillips
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Greg Raterman
Redectis pygmaea
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