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Species Oxydia vesulia - Spurge Spanworm Moth - Hodges#6967

Moth id - Oxydia vesulia Oxydia vesulia - female Oxydia vesulia Oxydia vesulia Drepanoidea sp? - Oxydia vesulia Unidentified moth - Erebidae - Oxydia vesulia Maybe Ponopoda respanda? - Oxydia vesulia 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
Species vesulia (Spurge Spanworm Moth - Hodges#6967)
Hodges Number
Explanation of Names
Oxydia vesulia (Cramer, 1779)
wingspan about 50 mm
forewing shape and markings reminiscent of Eutrapela species (e.g. Curve-toothed Geometer); sharply defined black spot near leading edge of hindwing is distinctive (in North America)
This species can be distinguished from the other member of this genus occurring in Florida by the combination of the well-defined t. p. line, the usually olivaceous coloring of the upper surface of the forewings, and by its larger size.
FL peninsula, plus strays to GA, TX, & CA / W. Indies - Map (MPG)
yr round in FL (MPG)
larvae feed on Citrus