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932424 – 9441   "Photedes" enervata (Guenée, 1852)

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Similar Species:
  • Photedes defecta typically has narrower wings, less heavily marked terminal line and darker hindwings.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Nonagria enervata Guenée, 1852
Nonagria fodiens Guenée, 1852
Arenostola orphnina Dyar, 1912
Taxonomic Notes: "Photedes" enervata (Guenée, 1852), provisional placement, formerly placed in the genera Chortodes and Hypocoena, includes as a synonym 9442 Photedes orphnina (Dyar, 1912) in Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010), ZooKeys, 40: 150.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Lafontaine J.D. & B.C. Schmidt, 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico. ZooKeys, 40: 1-239.
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths

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