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Species Hesperumia latipennis - Hodges#6433

Hesperumia latipennis Hesperumia latipennis 6433 - Hesperumia latipennis  - Hesperumia latipennis - female 6433 - Hesperumia latipennis  - Hesperumia latipennis - female Hesperumia latipennis - male Hesperumia latipennis - male Hesperummia latipennis - Hesperumia latipennis moth found resting on the upper edge of a backsplash in a restroom.  Backsplash is about 3/4 inch thick. - Hesperumia latipennis
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
No Taxon (Moths)
Superfamily Geometroidea
Family Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Subfamily Ennominae
Tribe Boarmiini
Genus Hesperumia
Species latipennis (Hesperumia latipennis - Hodges#6433)
Hodges Number
6433
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author: Hulst, 1896
Explanation of Names
Specific name latipennis is Latin meaning "broad-winged." (1)
Numbers
one of four species in this genus in North America north of Mexico
Size
34-36 mm wingspan
Range
Western North America from British Columbia south to California, especially west of the mountains.
Habitat
Woodlands and forest.
Season
Adults fly from May to August, but mainly in midsummer.
Food
Larvae feed on various trees and shrubs, including Rhamnus purshiana, Holodiscus discolor, Sambucus spp, and Symphoricarpos albus.
Remarks
In general, the moths from the Cascade Mountains tend to be slightly grayer and to have more clearly defined maculation than do specimens from the coastal areas of British Columbia, Washington, and central California
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.