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Species Digrammia pictipennata - Hodges#6372

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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 Digrammia
Species pictipennata (Digrammia pictipennata - Hodges#6372)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Digrammia pictipennata – (Hulst, 1898)
Macaria pictipennata - Hulst, 1898
Semiothisa pictipennata(1)
Explanation of Names
pict Latin for painted or variegated; penn Latin for wing(2)
There are 49 named species of Digrammia in America north of Mexico. (3)
*plus several known species from the Southwest currently being described
Wingspan about 22 mm.
California to New Mexico and western Texas; Utah, Nevada
also found in Baja California
Larval host is Ericameria linearifolia (narrowleaf goldenbush)
See Also
Many Digrammia and Rindgea are similar.
Compare to related species on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
D. C. Ferguson, 2008. MONA Fascicle 17.2: p. 250, f. 48f; pl. 6, f. 30-32. (4)
Hodges, R.W. et al. (editors) 1983. Check List of the Lepidoptera of America North of Mexico. E. W. Classey, London, UK.(1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - map with some distribution data, photos of living and pinned adults.
Moths of Southeastern Arizona - -photo of pinned adult.
Works Cited
1.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.
2.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 17.2, Geometroidea, Geometridae, Ennominae.
Douglas C. Ferguson . 2008. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.