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Species Idaea kendallaria - Hodges#7111.2

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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 Sterrhinae
Tribe Sterrhini
Genus Idaea
Species kendallaria (Idaea kendallaria - Hodges#7111.2)
Hodges Number
7111.2
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Idaea kendallaria Covell, 2015 (1)
Explanation of Names
"This species is named in memory of the late Roy O. Kendall, who with the help of his wife Connie contributed immensely to the knowledge of the Lepidoptera of Texas and Northen Mexico" (1).
Size
Forewing length: 6.0-8.0 mm (1).
Identification
"This species is very similar to reddish-shaded specimens of the common and widespread Idaea demissaria in color, pattern, and genital features. It can be separated from most I. demissaria by being slightly smaller on average, with browner (less reddish) shading, and sharper contrast between the forewing pattern basad and distad of the PM line. Females are often concolorous brown - a dimorphism absent in I. demissaria. The patch of ground color at the apex of the male forewing tends to terminate more cleanly above R3, with subterminal shading appressed to the outer side of the PM line all the way to the inner margin (often thin edging of ground color along outer side of the posterior portion of the PM line in I. demissaria). Hindwing without broad, subterminal reddish border of shaded specimens of I. demissaria (some variants lack shading). Antenna fasciculate in male, simple in female" (1).
Range
"Known from southern Texas (north to the vicinity of San Antonio, Bexar County) and northern Mexico, west into Arizona. It can be common in southern Texas" (1).
Season
"Capture records from February through November" (1).
Food
"The late Roy O. Kendall reared this species on southern live oak, Quercus virginiana, but did not make notes on the life stages" (1).
Print References
Covell, Charles V., Jr. 2015. Three New Species of Idaea Treitschke (Geometridae: Sterrhinae) from the Southwestern United States and Northern Mexico. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 69(4): 317-25. (1)
Works Cited
1.Three New Species of Idaea Treitschke (Geometridae: Sterrhinae) from the Southwestern United States and Northern Mexico
Covell, Charles V., Jr. 2015. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 69(4): 317-25.