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Species Isturgia dislocaria - Pale-veined Isturgia Moth - Hodges#6419

Pale-veined Isturgia - Isturgia dislocaria - male Isturgia disclocaria - Isturgia dislocaria - male 6419 Pale-veined Isturgia - Isturgia dislocaria - male Moth unknown - Isturgia dislocaria - female Pale-veined Isturgia - Hodges #6419 - Isturgia dislocaria - male CATERPILLAR - Isturgia dislocaria Please help us to identify this moth. - Isturgia dislocaria - male Isturgia dislocaria
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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 Macariini
Genus Isturgia
Species dislocaria (Pale-veined Isturgia Moth - Hodges#6419)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
formerly Pale-veined Enconista
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Isturgia dislocaria (Packard, 1876)
Orig. Comb: Semiothisa dislocaria Packard 1876
Syn: Enconista dislocaria (Packard 1876)
* phylogenetic sequence #190400
The only species in this genus in North America. (1)
wingspan about 25 mm
forewing light brown with 3 dark brown squarish spots evenly spaced along the costa; wing veins pale yellowish or white, providing contrast even against the wing's light ground color; brown speckling concentrated mostly along the costa and wingtips
hindwing similarly colored but with a single dark line crossing the wing at two-thirds its length

Det. J. & J. Balaban, 2016
Arizona to Florida and north to Quebec and then wsw to Nebraska (MPG)
grassy meadows
mostly Mar-Jul (longer in TX & FL) (MPG)
common host: hackberry (Celtis, Ulmaceae) (2)
An uncommon to rare species designated as "S1?" in Ontario and tracked by the Natural Heritage Information Centre. Status elsewhere is unknown. Any info appreciated.
Print References
Ferguson, D.C. 2008. The Moths of North America, Fascicle 17.2, Geometroidea, Geometridae, Ennominae (part: Abaxini, Cassymini, Macariini) p. 57; pl. 1.37-41.(1)
Internet References
BOLD - Barcode of Life Data Systems - species account with collection map and photos of pinned adults.
occurrence in Arizona (U. of Arizona)
Works Cited
1.The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 17.2, Geometroidea, Geometridae, Ennominae.
Douglas C. Ferguson . 2008. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.
2.Geometroid Caterpillars of Northeastern and Appalachian Forests
Wagner, David; Ferguson, Douglas; McCabe, Timothy; Reardon, Richard. 2001. Forest Service, US Dept of Agriculture.