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Species Carphoides setigera - Green Carphoides - Hodges#6623

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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 Melanolophiini
Genus Carphoides
Species setigera (Green Carphoides - Hodges#6623)
Hodges Number
6623
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Carphoides setigera Rindge, 1958
Explanation of Names
Green Carphoides: suggested as a common name because the other two species of Carphoides look very different and are not green
Numbers
one of 3 species in this genus in North America listed at All-Leps
Size
wingspan 30-38 mm
Identification
Adult: forewing light grayish-green with toothed black lines, black discal spot, and sparse dark speckling; fringe white with dark scales at vein tips; hindwing white with gray speckling/shading and small discal dot; subterminal and terminal lines represented by a series of dashes
Range
known only from Cochise County, Arizona (as of Rindge's revision in 1964)
Season
adults fly in June and July
Food
unknown
See Also
Tracheops bolteri forewing has heavier black lines, darker green shading, and less speckling (compare images of both species by Jim Vargo at MPG)

The other two species of Carphoides are brownish-gray and plain looking (see photos of all 3 species at MPG)
Print References
Rindge, Fredrick H. 1964. A revision of the genera Carphoides, Paraphoides, and Galenara. American Museum Novitates 2189: pages 1-53. figures 1-33.
[above reference is available online in PDF format, giving detailed description, distribution, seasonality, key to species]