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Genus Lobophora - Bigwing

Geometridae: Lobophora nivigerata - Lobophora nivigerata ?Lobophora montanata - Lobophora nivigerata Lobophora nivigerata - Powdered Bigwing - Lobophora nivigerata Lobophora nivigerata Powdered Bigwing Moth - Lobophora nivigerata Pennsylvania Moth - Lobophora nivigerata Lobophora montanata - Lobophora nivigerata Lobophora nivigerata
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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 Larentiinae
Tribe Lobophorini
Genus Lobophora (Bigwing)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lobophora Curtis, 1825
Mysticoptera Meyrick, 1892
Philopsia Hulst, 1896
Talledega Hulst, 1896
Explanation of Names
Generic epithet Lobophora from Greek meaning "having lobes", for the lobe-shaped winglets on the hindwings of the males. (1)
Update 2023: There is only one species in NA. (2)
Lobophora nivigerata Walker, 1862 includes as a synonyms montanata Packard, 1874 with its synonym nocticolata Hulst, 1881, simsata Swett, 1920, magnoliatoidata Dyar, 1904, and canavestita Pearsall, 1906, (Schmidt & McGuinness in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) 2023).