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Species Cyclophora myrtaria - Waxmyrtle Wave Moth - Hodges#7137

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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 Sterrhinae
Tribe Cosymbiini
Genus Cyclophora
Species myrtaria (Waxmyrtle Wave Moth - Hodges#7137)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Myrtaria Wave Moth
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cyclophora myrtaria (Guenée, 1858)
Cyclophora triseriata Prout, 1936
Ephyra ignotaria Walker, 1863
Ephyra myrtaria Guenee, 1857
Phylogenetic Sequence # 910545
Specimen identified by DNA analysis:

See discussion of identification issues in Remarks under this image:
Southern Wax Myrtle (Myrica cerifera) and presumably other members of the genus. Also reported to have been successfully reared on oak (1).
See Also

Packard's Wave, Cyclophora packardi
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Geometroid Caterpillars of Northeastern and Appalachian Forests
Wagner, David; Ferguson, Douglas; McCabe, Timothy; Reardon, Richard. 2001. Forest Service, US Dept of Agriculture.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems