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Species Euacidalia sericearia - Hodges#7087

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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
Species sericearia (Euacidalia sericearia - Hodges#7087)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Euacidalia sericearia Packard, 1873
wingspan 17-20 mm, based on three Internet photos
Identification of this image as Euacidalia sericearia based solely on distribution, sericearia being the only Euacidalia species found in Kentucky or anywhere east of Texas, as of February 2008.
Arizona and Utah, east to Florida, north to Kentucky
adults fly from June to 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). Also, Euacidalia typically have a pale stripe down the center of the abdomen whereas Proproutia have a dark stripe (fide D. Barker); compare with this example.
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
Packard, A.S. 1876. A Monograph of the Geometrid Moths of the United States. Report of the United States Geological Survey of the territories. 10: 318; plate 10, fig. 35.
Internet References
pinned adult images (Bruce Walsh, Moths of Southeastern Arizona)
presence in Florida; list (John Heppner, Florida State Collection of Arthropods)
presence in Utah; list (Joel Johnson, Utah Lepidopterists Society)
presence in Oklahoma; list (Oklahoma State U.)