Paidia minoica

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Paidia minoica
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Erebidae
Genus: Paidia
Species: P. minoica
Binomial name
Paidia minoica
de Freina, 2006

Paidia minoica is a moth of the family Erebidae. It was described by Josef J. de Freina in 2006. It is found on Crete. The habitat consists of forest fringes, wide forest clearings and fringes of shrubland on rocky soils at altitudes ranging from the lowlands to 1,400 meters above sea-level.

The wingspan is about 27 mm. Adults are on wing from May to June and again in October in the lowlands. At higher elevations, adults are on wing from late July to late September.

Etymology[edit]

The species is named from the mythological King Minos.[1]

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