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Species Hulstina aridata - Hodges#6543

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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 Hulstina
Species aridata (Hulstina aridata - Hodges#6543)
Hodges Number
6543
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Barnes & Benjamin, 1929
Size
forewing length = 15-18 mm (1)
Identification
Detailed description is available in Rindge (1970) in link under citations below. From the key to species in Rindge, PM line represented by venular dots as it approaches the costal margin. (1)
Genitalia:

Range
southern California and southern Rocky Mountain states of Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Nevada (1)
Season
late April into August (1)
See Also
Hulstina xera is very similar can be separated by genitalia and range. H. xera is found in the northern Great Basin and northeastern California. (1)
Works Cited
1.A revision of the moth genera Hulstina and Pterotaea (Lepidoptera, Geometridae)
Frederick H. Rindge. 1970. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 142(4): 255-342.