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Species Prorella discoidalis - Hodges#7612

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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 Larentiinae
Tribe Eupitheciini
Genus Prorella
Species discoidalis (Prorella discoidalis - Hodges#7612)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Prorella discoidalis (Grossbeck, 1908); n. comb. Barnes & McDunnough, 1918 (1)
Gymnocelis discoidalis Grossbeck, 1908; orig. comb. Grossbeck, 1908 (2)
Nasusina discoidalis (Grossbeck, 1908); n. comb. Pearsall, 1908
Wingspan: 16-17 mm (2) (3).
"Easily recognizable by the extremely large discal spot of primaries on a whitish background" (2).
Records from Utah and Arizona (4) as well as New Mexico (5), (Pearsall, 1910).
Records from July and August (2) (5) (3).
Unknown (4).
Life Cycle
Unknown (4).
Print References
Barnes, W. & McDunnough, J.H. 1918. Contributions to the Natural History of the Lepidoptera of North America. 4(2): 141-142. (1)
Grossbeck, J.A. 1908. New Moths of the Family Geometridae. Journal of the New York Entomological Society. 16: 19-20. (2)
Pearsall, R.F. 1908. The Genus Eupithecia and its Allies. The Canadian Entomologist. 40: 345.
Pearsall, R.F. 1910. Vagrant Eupithecias. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 12: 138.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Contributions to the natural history of the Lepidoptera of North America (Vols. 1-4)
William Barnes and James Halliday McDunnough. 1911. Decatur ILL., The Review Press.
2.New Moths of the Family Geometridae
John A. Grossbeck. 1908. Journal of The New York Entomological Society, 16: 19-31.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.Revision of the North American species of the genus Eupithecia (Lepidoptera, Geometridae)
James H. McDunnough. 1949. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 93(8).
5.Lepidopterists' Society Season Summary
6.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems