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Genus Euacidalia

Moth ID request - Euacidalia brownsvillea Moth #08-115 - Euacidalia Possible - Dimorphic Gray - Hodges#6486 - Euacidalia Hodges#7090 - Euacidalia Unidentified Geometrid (?) Moth - Euacidalia moth - Euacidalia brownsvillea Moth to blacklight - Euacidalia Texas SE Gulf Coast - Euacidalia sericearia
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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 Euacidalia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author: Packard, 1873
Parsons et al. (1999) included Obelopteryx Warren, 1906 as a junior synonym of Euacidalia Packard, 1873
5 species in North America listed at All-Leps
wingspan 17-21 mm, based on several Internet photos
Adult: forewing slender, light to medium brown; PM line dark, inconspicuous, parallel to outer margin, continuing straight to costa; AM line faint, broken or consisting of only 2 or 3 spots; discal spot usually present but not prominent; hindwing similar to forewing, with pale fringe
mostly southern United States: Florida to California, north to Kentucky and Utah
Internet records in July, August, February in California, Arizona, Texas respectively; one record from Kentucky on 17 August
See Also
Protoproutia species forewing PM line bends toward base near costa, whereas in Euacidalia the PM line continues straight to costa (compare images of both genera by Jim Vargo in Internet References section below)
Print References
Packard, A.S. 1873. Description of new North American Phalaenidae. Annual report of the trustees of the Peabody Academy of Science. 5: 69
Internet References
pinned adult images of 2 species plus photos of related species/genera by Jim Vargo (Moth Photographers Group)
pinned adult images of E. quakerata and E. sericearia (Bruce Walsh, Moths of Southeastern Arizona)
pinned adult images of 2 species from McGuire Centre collection, Florida (Moth Photographers Group)
pinned adult image of E. orbelia [not native to North America] (Matthew Barnes, Moths of Jamaica)
presence in Florida; list of 1 species [sericearia] (John Heppner, Florida State Collection of Arthropods)
presence in California; list of 1 species [puerta] (U. of California at Berkeley)
presence in Utah; list of 1 species [sericearia] (Joel Johnson, Utah Lepidopterists Society)