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Species Somatolophia haydenata - Hodges#6947

CO Geo - Somatolophia haydenata - male
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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 Ourapterygini
Genus Somatolophia
Species haydenata (Somatolophia haydenata - Hodges#6947)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Somatolophia haydenata (Packard, 1876)
Gnophos haydenata Packard, 1876
Gnophus [sic] haydenata Gumppenburg, 1893
Gnophos haydenatum [sic] Smith, 1891
Alcis haydenata Hulst, 1896
Somatolophia haydenata Barnes and McDunnough, 1917
Somatolophia umbripennis Hulst, 1896
Forewing length: 16-22 mm (1).
"Head, thorax, and abdomen similar to those of pallescens; antennae with from 49 to 51 segments, terminal 12 to 14 simple, longest pectinations 1.5 to 1.6mm. in length" (1).
Colorado, New Mexico, and western Texas (1). MPG also includes records from Arizona (2).
March to October. "Specimens have been collected in western Texas from March into May, and again in September and October. In New Mexico and Colorado, most moths were taken from late June into August" (1).
Dyar (1903b) reared larvae from Prunus (Rosaceae) and Polygonum (Polygonaceae). However, because no adults emerged and the parent female was not preserved, this cannot be confirmed (1).
See Also
Somatolophia pallescens is similar and is best told apart through dissection.
Print References
Dyar, Harrison G. 1903b. Descriptions of the larvae of some moths from Colorado. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, vol. 25, pp. 390-392.
Works Cited
1.A revision of the moth genus Somatolophia (Lepidoptera, Geometridae)
Frederick H. Rindge. 1980. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 155(3): 291-334.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems