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Species Idaea furciferata - Notch-winged Wave Moth - Hodges#7108

Notch-winged Wave Moth - Hodges #7108 - Idaea furciferata Idaea furciferata - male Small moth ? - Idaea furciferata - female which Idaea ? - Idaea furciferata - female Notch-winged Wave Moth  - Idaea furciferata Idaea furciferata-female - Idaea furciferata - female Idaea furciferata  - Idaea furciferata - male Idaea furciferata
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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 Sterrhini
Genus Idaea
Species furciferata (Notch-winged Wave Moth - Hodges#7108)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Idaea furciferata (Packard, 1873)
Goniacidalia furciferata Packard, 1873
Phylogenetic sequence # 208675
Forewing length average is 7.1 mm.
Distinct difference in male/female hindwing shape and pattern. On the male, the forewings have a lobe near the base of the inner margin and the hindwings have sinuous indentations on the inner margins, making them look malformed. Compare on the Moth Photographers Group page linked below.
Pennsylvania and Ohio to New Mexico and Florida. (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6)
Adults are most common from April to August. (7)
Print References
Packard, 1873. 5th Report of the Peabody Academy of Science. 68.
Packard, 1876. Report of the United States Geological Survey of the Territories.`10: 312, , pl. 10, fig. 31.