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Genus Oxydia

Oxydia Oxydia vesulia Oxydia vesulia pupa - Oxydia vesulia Oxydia vesulia adult - Oxydia vesulia Oxydia vesulia - female Odd moth - Oxydia Oxydia vesulia, Spurge Spanworm Moth, Hodges#6967? - Oxydia vesulia Oxydia vesulia
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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 Ennominae
Tribe Ourapterygini
Genus Oxydia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author: Guenee, 1857
6 species in North America (
wingspan about 50 mm
also represented in Carribean islands, Central and South America
Internet References
pinned adult image of O. vesulia (Catalog of the Lepidoptera of the French Antilles)