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Species Scopula umbilicata - Swag-lined Wave - Hodges#7156

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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 Sterrhinae
Tribe Scopulini
Genus Scopula
Species umbilicata (Swag-lined Wave - Hodges#7156)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Scopula umbilicata (Fabricius)
Phalaena umbilicata Fabricius 1794
Wingspan about 18 mm.
Adult: wings white with sparse speckling, and light gray shading beyond PM line; AM, median, and PM lines brown, wavy; black discal dot on all wings, and black spot at apex of forewing (a distinctive feature).
mostly: TX, FL, but also AZ, GA, OK / W. Indies - Map (MPG)
See Also
Resembles a Large Lace-border (Scopula limboundata) except for the obvious black spot at the apex of the forewing.
Internet References
pinned adult image and world distribution (Pierre Zagatti, Lepidoptera of the French Antilles)