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Species Phrygionis paradoxata - Silvery Phrygionis - Hodges#6671

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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 Palyadini
Genus Phrygionis
Species paradoxata (Silvery Phrygionis - Hodges#6671)
Hodges Number
6671
Other Common Names
Jeweled Satyr Moth
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Phrygionis paradoxata (Guenée, [1858])
Phrygionis privignaria Guenée, 1857 (1)
Phrygionis argentistriata Strecker, 1876 (1)
Numbers
3 Nearctic spp. - MPG
Range
South Florida, as well as the Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola, the Dominican Republic and Dominica. (1)
Season
All months - MPG
Remarks
Florida records (including all BugGuide posts) belong to the species P. paradoxata, not P. argentata. P. argentata is currently considered to be restricted to Jamaica, Puerto Rico, and St. Thomas (USVI). (Brou, 2010)
See Also
Phrygionis privignaria (Guenée) - MPG
Print References
Brou Jr., V.A. 2010. Phrygionis privignaria Guenée 1857 (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) in Louisiana. South. Lepid. News 32: 35-39. Full PDF
Scoble, M.J. 1995. A review of the moth tribe Palyadini with the description of a new genus (Geometridae: Ennominae). Systematic Entomology 20(1): 35–58. Abstract
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – species page (2)
BOLD Systems - images of DNA supported specimens (3)
Wikipedia - brief description (1)