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Genus Iridopsis

Moth - Iridopsis defectaria Geometrid ZH3Z2105 - Iridopsis humaria - male 6572  - Iridopsis jacumbaria - male 6585  - Iridopsis fragilaria - female Iridopsis defectaria – Brown-shaded Gray Moth  ? - Iridopsis defectaria - male Iridopsis vellivolata - Large Purplish Gray - Iridopsis vellivolata Something in Iridopsis, perhaps - Iridopsis defectaria dead measurer - Iridopsis fragilaria - female
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Classification
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
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Iridopsis Warren, 1894
Anacamptodes Rindge, 1966 (1)
Numbers
Twenty-one Iridopsis species occur in America north of Mexico.
Identification
Adult: wings pale gray to medium brown, usually crossed by several dark wavy lines; many similar-looking species are difficult to distinguish, due to variable color and pattern among individuals
Range
Throughout North America.
See Also
Other members of the tribe Boarmiini such as Anavitrinella, Cleora, Stenoporpia species.
Internet References
pinned adult images of all 5 species occurring in Canada (CBIF)
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).