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Species Oxydia vesulia - Spurge Spanworm Moth - Hodges#6967

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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); large black spot near leading edge of hindwing is distinctive (in North America)
FL peninsula, plus strays to GA, TX, & CA / W. Indies - Map (MPG)
yr round in FL (MPG)
larvae feed on Citrus