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Genus Iridopsis

Moth - Iridopsis dataria - male Cypress Looper Moth - Iridopsis pergracilis - male Unknown Moth - Iridopsis defectaria - male Brown-shaded Gray Moth - Iridopsis defectaria - male Iridopsis? - Iridopsis defectaria Iridopsis Moth? - Iridopsis defectaria - male Iridopsis defectaria - male Iridopsis defectaria - 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).