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Species Oxydia vesulia - Spurge Spanworm Moth - Hodges#6967

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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 Ourapterygini
Genus Oxydia
Species vesulia (Spurge Spanworm Moth - Hodges#6967)
Hodges Number
6967
Explanation of Names
Oxydia vesulia (Cramer, 1779)
Size
wingspan about 50 mm
Identification
forewing shape and markings reminiscent of Eutrapela species (e.g. Curve-toothed Geometer); large black spot near leading edge of hindwing is distinctive (in North America)
Range
FL peninsula, plus strays to GA, TX, & CA / W. Indies - Map (MPG)
Season
yr round in FL (MPG)
Food
larvae feed on Citrus