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Genus Sericosema

Sericomsema juturnaria - Sericosema juturnaria - female Bordered Fawn Moth - Sericosema juturnaria - female Sericosema juturnaria? - Sericosema juturnaria - female ___moth - Sericosema - female Most likely is Sericosema juturnaria - Bordered Fawn Moth - Sericosema juturnaria 6674  - Sericosema wilsonensis Sericosema juturnaria? - Sericosema juturnaria Geometridae: Sericosema juturnaria - Sericosema juturnaria
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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 Caberini
Genus Sericosema
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author: Warren, 1895
Numbers
Four species north of Mexico in North America (1)
Identification
Adults - Forewings and hind wings of Sericosema species are concolorous light gray brown to tawny; primaries above with t. a. line absent, rarely vaguely indicated on costa, median line absent, t. p. line often prominent, subterminal area sometimes broadly suffused, discal dots absent; secondaries without cross lines, sometimes maculation of under side showing through, discal dots usually absent, rarely faintly indicated
Eggs - Elliptical, micropylar end roundly truncate, the other abruptly rounded; upper surface with single, rather deep median groove, lower surface with two grooves; surface with numerous longitudinal ridges and diffuse transverse ridges, forming squares. Color green, turning dull pink
Pupae - Shiny brown, in slight cocoon, underground
Internet References
A revision of the geometrid genus Sericosema, FH Rindge, 1950 - descriptions of genus adults, eggs, pupae
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.