Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

Paectes asper Pogue, 2013

Family: Euteliidae
Identification: The costal area of the forewings is dark gray and ferruginous. There is a distinct ovate basal spot. The antemedial line is black, sharply angulate basally and continues around the ventral margin of the ovate spot. It is arrowhead shaped. The hindwings are white, with dark gray marginal shading. The veins are highlighted dark gray and the anal fold has a white and dark-gray striped pattern.
Wing Span: The forewing length is 9.4–12.9 mm for males and forewing length 9.2–12.5 mm for females.
Life History:
Caterpillar Hosts:
Adult Food:
Range: Widespread from southern Florida and the Bahamas to the Greater Antilles (except Puerto Rico), and the British Virgin Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Dominica in the Lesser Antilles.
Management Needs:
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