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Genus Phigalia

What family does this Moth belong to? - Phigalia titea Moth species - Phigalia denticulata - male Small Phigalia - Phigalia strigataria - male Toothed Phigalia - Phigalia denticulata - male Geometridae, Half-Wing - Phigalia titea Half-Wing - Phigalia titea - male Unknown Inchworm  - Phigalia titea Phigalia titea? - Phigalia titea
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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 Ennominae
Tribe Bistonini
Genus Phigalia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Phigalia Duponchel, 1829
Explanation of Names
Generic name Phigalia is from the ancient Greek city of Phigalia. (1)
Dec-June (BG data)
Larvae feed on the leaves of deciduous trees.
Some species have dark forms as well as light forms (e.g. P. titea).
Females of P. titea have very short non-functional wings, as shown in this photo.
Print References
Rindge, F.H. 1975. A revision of the New World Bistonini, (Lepidoptera, Geometridae). American Museum of Natural History 126 (2)
Internet References
7 pinned adult images of all 4 North American species (CBIF)
Works Cited
1.An accentuated list of the British Lepidoptera, with hints on the derivation of the names.
Anonymous. 1858. The Entomological Societies of Oxford and Cambridge.
2.A revision of the New World Bistonini, (Lepidoptera, Geometridae).
Frederick H. Rindge. 1975. American Museum of Natural History 156(2):.