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Nites maculatella is a moth in the family Depressariidae. It was described by August Busck in 1908.[1] It is found in North America, where it has been recorded from Vermont, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland and West Virginia.[2]

The wingspan is 21–23 mm. The forewings are ochreous white, suffused with brown and irrorated (speckled) and streaked with blackish fuscous, with much ochreous scaling. There is a transverse blackish fuscous line at the extreme base, from the costa to the inner angle, interrupted at the middle by the white ground color. There is a poorly defined white discal spot at the basal third, preceded by some blackish fuscous scales and there is a similar spot at the end of the cell. Between the two is a conspicuous longitudinal, blackish-fuscous streak. Veins nine and ten are strongly marked with blackish fuscous and the bases of the other veins less conspicuously so. There is a blackish-fuscous spot on the costa, about the middle and a series of blackish-fuscous spots from the apical third of the costa, around the termen to the inner margin. The hindwings are whitish fuscous, darker apically.[3]

The larvae feed on Carpinus caroliniana.[4]

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