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Species Operophtera occidentalis - Hodges#7438

2005 Operophtera  bruceata - Bruce Spanworm Moth 7437 - Operophtera occidentalis - male Operophtera bruceata occidentalis - Operophtera occidentalis - female Operophtera bruceata occidentalis - Operophtera occidentalis - female Operophtera bruceata occidentalis - Operophtera occidentalis - female Operophtera occidentalis - male Operophtera occidentalis - male Operophtera occidentalis - male Operophtera occidentalis - male
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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 Larentiinae
Tribe Operophterini
Genus Operophtera
Species occidentalis (Operophtera occidentalis - Hodges#7438)
Hodges Number
7438
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Operophtera occidentalis (Hulst, 1896)
Rachela occidentalis Hulst, 1896
Explanation of Names
Operophtera bruceata occidentalis (Hulst, 1896), listed in the 1983 Hodges Checklist as a full species, was synonymized as a subspecies of Operophtera bruceata (Hulst, 1886) in Troubridge & Fitzpatrick (1993). This species is treated as a full species in Pohl et al. (2016)(1) (unpublished provisional checklist) and Pohl et al. (2018)(2) following findings in Gwiazdowski et al. (2013), Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 106(2): 143-151.
Range
West of the Cascade mountains in Oregon, WA, and British Columbia (Gwiazdowski et al. 2013)
Print References
Gwiazdowski, R.A., J.S. Elkinton, J.R. Dewaard, M. Sremac, 2013. Phylogeographic Diversity of the Winter Moths Operophtera brumata and O. bruceata (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) in Europe and North America. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 106 (2): 143-151.