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931111 – 8962   Paectes abrostoloides (Guenée, 1852)
             Large Paectes

© Tom Murray
Distribution: Southern New England to Ontario and south to Florida and Texas. Apparently now established in southern California.
Larva and
Host Plants:
Sweet gum.
Similar Species:
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Synonymy: Ingura abrostoloides Guenée, 1852
Ingura delineata Guenée, 1852
Edema producta Walker, 1855
Taxonomic Notes: Paectes abrostoloides (Guenée, 1852) includes as a synonym 8963 Paectes delineata in Lafontaine & Schmidt (2015), ZooKeys, 527: 138.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Lafontaine J.D. & B.C. Schmidt, 2015. Additions and corrections to the check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico III. ZooKeys, 527: 127-147.
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
Paectes abrostoloides
© Steve Nanz
Paectes abrostoloides
© Carol Wolf
Paectes abrostoloides
© Ken Childs
Paectes abrostoloides
LG – © Jim Troubridge
Paectes abrostoloides
29mm – © Jim Vargo
Paectes abrostoloides
© Brody J. Thomassen LG

Paectes abrostoloides
© Giff Beaton LG
on Sweetgum
Paectes abrostoloides
© George Smiley LG
on Sweetgum (Liquidamber styraciflua) 29mm

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