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Species Iridopsis obliquaria - Oblique Looper Moth - Hodges#6577

Moth # 07-267 - Iridopsis obliquaria Moth - Iridopsis obliquaria - male Geometrid larva - Iridopsis obliquaria Arizona Moth - Iridopsis obliquaria - male moth - Iridopsis obliquaria Arizona Moth - Iridopsis obliquaria Oblique Looper Moth - Iridopsis obliquaria Iridopsis obliquaria - male
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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 Boarmiini
Genus Iridopsis
Species obliquaria (Oblique Looper Moth - Hodges#6577)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Iridopsis obliquaria (Grote, 1883)
Cymatophora (Boarmia) obliquaria Grote, 1883
Anacamptodes obliquaria
Boarmia obliquaria
Alcis obliquaria
Cleora rufaria Dyar, [1903]
* phylogenetic sequence #194575
Forewing length 14-19 mm. (1)
Specimens identified by DNA analysis:
Common in Arizona, fewer numbers in southern and eastern California, southern Nevada, southern Utah, southern Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas. (1)
The Sonoran zone from the Mojave Desert of California to the Trans-Pecos area and the Edwards Plateau in Texas. (1)
Adults fly from March to July in California. Year round in southern Arizona.
Hooker & Arnott reported the larval host as western soapberry (Sapindus drummondii). BugGuide record on catclaw mimosa (Mimosa aculeaticarpa var. biuncifera).
Life Cycle
Print References
Grote, A. R. 1883. New species and notes on structure of moths and genera. Canadian Entomologist 15: 124
Rindge, F. H. 1966. Revision of the moth genus Anacamptodes. Bulletin of the USNM 132 (3): 175-244, pl.22-25 (PDF)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - species page
pinned adult images plus dates and locations (Bruce Walsh, Moths of Southeastern Arizona)
presence in California; list of 8 specimen records with dates and locations (U. of California at Berkeley)
presence in Oregon; list citing 4 specimens in collection (Oregon State U.)
Works Cited
1.A revision of the moth genus Anacamptodes (Lepidoptera, Geometridae) (1966)
Frederick H. Rindge. 1966. Bulletin of the America Museum of Natural History 132(3).