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932425.009443Photedes defecta (Grote, 1874)

David Reed
Similar Species:
  • Photedes enervata typically has less narrow wings, more heavily marked terminal line and lighter hindwings.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Taxonomic Notes: Photedes defecta: Formerly placed in the genera Chortodes and Hypocoena, placement in the genus Photedes is provisional, ZooKeys, 40: 150.
Photedes defecta
Carroll Rudy
Photedes defecta
26mm – Jim Vargo
Photedes defecta
26mm – Jim Vargo

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