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932425 – 9443   "Photedes" defecta (Grote, 1874)

David Reed
Distribution: Caution: A single range map dot for a Canadian province may represent records without specific location data.
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.)
Synonymy: Senta defecta Grote, 1874
Taxonomic Notes: "Photedes" defecta: Formerly placed in the genera Chortodes and Hypocoena, placement in the genus Photedes is provisional in Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010), ZooKeys, 40: 150.

Carroll Rudy

26mm – Jim Vargo

26mm – Jim Vargo

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