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Species Hydriomena renunciata - Renounced Hydriomena - Hodges#7236

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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 Hydriomenini
Genus Hydriomena
Species renunciata (Renounced Hydriomena - Hodges#7236)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hydriomena renunciata (Walker, 1862) Barnes & McDunnough, 1914
Larentia? renunciata Walker, 1862. (original description included a question mark after the genus)
Hydriomena autumnalis columbiata Taylor, 1906
Hydriomena renunciata columbiata (Taylor, 1906)
Specimen identified by DNA analysis:

Some of the BOLD specimens here are said to not match this species 100%, which seems confusing. However, this may be due to the fact that this species is very similar to some others in this genus and is composed of two subspecies. (1)
See here:

Hydriomena renunciata renunciata (nominate) Most of the data points are east of the Rocky Mountains.
Hydriomena renunciata columbiata (western distribution)
See Also
Sharp Green Hydriomena Moth - Hydriomena pluviata

Transfigured Hydriomena Moth - Hydriomena transfigurata
Print References
Barnes, W. & McDunnough, J.H. 1917 A revision of the genus Hydriomena HBN. Contributions to the natural history of the Lepidoptera of North America. 4(1): 25
Taylor, G.W. 1906 Some new Geometridae from British Columbia. The Canadian Entomologist. 38: 399
McDunnough, J.H. 1954 The species of the genus Hydriomena occurring in America north of Mexico (Geometridae, Larentiinae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History. 104(3): 274-279 (includes descriptions of subspecies)
Walker, F. 1862 List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. 24: 1187