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Genus Pleuroprucha

Common Tan Wave - Pleuroprucha insulsaria - female Geometer moth - Pleuroprucha insulsaria Moth ID Request - Pleuroprucha insulsaria Pale Creamy Beige Moth - Pleuroprucha insulsaria Moth - Pleuroprucha insulsaria Unknown Moth C - Pleuroprucha insulsaria Common Tan Wave Hodges #7132 - Pleuroprucha insulsaria - female Damaged Moth Ohio - Pleuroprucha insulsaria - female
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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 Sterrhinae
Tribe Cosymbiini
Genus Pleuroprucha
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pleuroprucha Möschler, 1890
2 species in North America (
1 species in Canada (CBIF)
18-22 mm, based on CBIF specimen
P. asthenaria occurs in the tropics and Florida; P. insularis occurs throughout eastern North America
Internet References
pinned adult image of Pleuroprucha insularia (CBIF)