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Species Stamnodes topazata - Hodges#7349

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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 Larentiinae
Tribe Stamnodini
Genus Stamnodes
Species topazata (Stamnodes topazata - Hodges#7349)
Hodges Number
7349
Numbers
one of 30 species in this genus in North America listed at All-Leps
4 subspecies listed at All-Leps: albida, apicata, arctica, topazata
Size
wingspan 21-22 mm, based on two photos at CBIF
Identification
Adult: forewing variably pale cream to dark yellow, with contrasting dark gray band across apex; hindwing similarly colored but without the dark apical band
Range
Alaska to Ontario, south to Colorado and northern California
Habitat
mountain and boreal forest and shrub tundra
See Also
related species lack a contrasting dark band across the forewing apex (compare images of 4 Stamnodes species at CBIF, and see 3 additional species by Jim Vargo at MPG)
Internet References
2 pinned adult images showing color variation (CBIF)
2 pinned adult images and collection site map (All-Leps)
distribution; PDF doc and habitat (J.D. Lafontaine and D.M. Wood, Butterflies and Moths of the Yukon)
presence in California; list (U. of California at Berkeley)
presence in Oregon; list of 21 specimens (Oregon State U.)