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Genus Phigalia

Small Phigalia - Hodges#6660 - Phigalia denticulata Brown Inch - Phigalia denticulata Geometrid caterpillar that looks like a twig? - Phigalia denticulata Caterpillar - Phigalia strigataria moth 75 - Phigalia strigataria Phigalia titea - male Thread dangling caterpillar  - Phigalia strigataria gray and white moth - Phigalia strigataria - male
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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 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)
Season
Dec-June (BG data)
Food
Larvae feed on the leaves of deciduous trees.
Remarks
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):.