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Species Rindgea s-signata - Signate Looper Moth - Hodges#6414

Digrammia sp? - Rindgea s-signata 7005153 - Rindgea s-signata unknown Geometridae - Rindgea s-signata Heavily-marked Rindgea - Rindgea s-signata Moderately-marked Rindgea - Rindgea s-signata 6414 – Signate Looper Moth - Rindgea s-signata moth - Rindgea s-signata Moth - Rindgea s-signata
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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 Macariini
Genus Rindgea
Species s-signata (Signate Looper Moth - Hodges#6414)
Hodges Number
6414
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Rindgea s-signata (Packard, 1873
Semiothisa s-signata (Packard, 1873)
Macarias-signata Packard, 1873
Ferguson (2008) placed s-signata in the new genus Rindgea. (1)
Size
Ferguson (2008) listed the forewing length. (1)
♂ 10-13 mm.
♀ 10-15 mm.
Identification
Adult: forewing off-white to pale yellowish or buff with strongly curved S-shaped black PM line; discal spot small or absent; AM line faint or sometimes absent; median line faint or absent; PM line interrupted by short space near costa, and edged distally by diffuse band of grayish=brown shading; hindwing same color as forewing but PM line is thin, brown, almost straight, and completely crosses wing.
Range
Ferguson (2008) reported the species is restricted to Texas from San Antonio south to Coahuila, Mexico. He also mentioned one stray record from Colfax County, New Mexico in 1989.(1)
Rindge (1959) mentions the confusion over the specimens outside of Texas being called s-signata. Moths of Southeastern Arizona(2) has older specimens labeled s-signata.
Season
The average flight period is February through November. (1)
Food
The larvae have been reared on Prosopis glandulosa (mesquite). (1)
Remarks
The S-signata group consists of three very similar species. Please see notes on the range which is often helpful in determining the species.
Rindgea ballandrata
R. cyda
R. s-signata
See Also
Rindgea cyda with a more widespread range extending to Arizona
In some areas of Texas where Rindgea cyda and Rindgea s-signata both occur together they can only be distinguished by genitalia. (1)
Print References
Ferguson, D.C. 2008. The Moths of North America, Fascicle 17.2. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation. p. 338-339. (1)
Rindge, F.H. 1959. Descriptions of and Notes on North American Geometridae (Lepidoptera). No. 4. American Museum Novitates No. 1968. pp. 1-8. (3)