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Species Chloraspilates bicoloraria - Bicolored Chloraspilates - Hodges#6700

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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 Caberini
Genus Chloraspilates
Species bicoloraria (Bicolored Chloraspilates - Hodges#6700)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chloraspilates bicoloraria Packard, 1876
Chloraspilates arizonaria Grote, 1882
Chloraspilates bicoloraria arizonaria
Explanation of Names
bicoloraria: "two colors" - refers to the colors of the forewing (green) compared to the hindwing (brown).
Two Chloraspilates species occur in America north of Mexico.
Powell & Opler (2009) listed the forewing length 9-11 mm. (1)
Adult: forewing apple green, sometimes tan, with pale brown strip along costa and dark brown marks near apex; hindwing contrasting light brown with dark brown median line.
Powell & Opler (2009) reported southeastern California to Texas and Kansas. (1)
Adults fly from April to November.(1)
Adults seen year round in south Texas.
See Also
Chloraspilates minima which has whitish HWs rather than buffy brown.
Print References
Grote, A.R. 1882. Two new geometrids from Neumoegen's collection. Papilio 2(5): 80 (Chloraspilates arizonaria)
Holland, W.J. 1915. The moth book. Doubleday, Page & Company. p.338, pl.43, f.34 (2)
Hulst, G.D. 1887. Notes on some species of Geometridae, no. 3. Entomologica Americana 3(1): 10
Packard Jr., A. S. 1876. A monograph of the Geometrid moths or Phalaenidae of the United States. Rep. U.S. Geol. Geog. Surv. Terr. 10: 212, pl.13, fig.40
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. p.29.8; p.213 (1)
Internet References
presence in California specimen record plus date and location (U. of California at Berkeley)
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
2.The Moth Book
W. J. Holland. 1922. Doubleday, Page & Company.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems