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Species Lambdina vitraria - Hodges#6895

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Geometroidea (Geometrid and Swallowtail Moths)
Family Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Subfamily Ennominae
Tribe Ourapterygini
Genus Lambdina
Species vitraria (Lambdina vitraria - Hodges#6895)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lambdina vitraria (Grote, 1882)
Ellopia vitraria Grote 1882 (1)
Lambdina jacularia Barnes & McDunnough, 1916
Grote (1883) listed a wingspan of 31 mm. (1)
Wingspan (vitraria): 31 mm (Grote, 1883).
Wingspan (jacularia): 35-38 mm (Barnes & McDunnough, 1917).
Western Texas to southern Arizona and Utah.
Type locality (vitraria): New Mexico.
Type locality (jacularia): Jemez Springs, NM.
The main flight period is February to April.
The larvae feed on Quercus (oak) species, including Quercus gambelii. (1)
See Also
Lambdina punctata (Hulst, 1898).
Lambdina phantoma (Barnes & McDunnough, 1916).
Print References
Barnes, W. & F.H. Benjamin, 1917. Contributions to the natural history of the Lepidoptera of North America, 3(4): 254.
Grote, A.R., 1883. On the moths collected by Prof. Snow in New Mexico. Tranactions of the Kansas Academy of Science 8: 51. (1)
Works Cited
1.On the moths collected by Prof. Snow in New Mexico
A. R. Grote . 1881. Tranactions of the Kansas Academy of Science: 8: 45-57.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems