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Species Psamatodes abydata - Dot-lined Angle - Hodges#6332

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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 Ennominae
Tribe Macariini
Genus Psamatodes
Species abydata (Dot-lined Angle - Hodges#6332)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Psamatodes abydata (Guenée, [1858])
Macaria abydata Guenée, 1857
Macaria puntolineata Packard, 1873
Semiothisa simulata Hulst, 1887
Semiothisa ochrata Warren, 1900
* phylogenetic sequence #188100
Wingspan about 22-27 mm.
Adult - forewing speckled light yellowish- or grayish-brown with darker shading in subterminal area; PM line slightly scalloped, with dark dots at tips of scallops; AM and median lines brown, slightly irregular/wavy; discal spot a short oblique dash, faint or inconspicuous; terminal line a series of black dots; hindwing similarly colored but with prominent black discal spot, no AM line, and obvious point in wing about mid-way along outer margin; collar a thin black band; top of head reddish-orange.
Southern states from Arizona to Florida, regularly wandering north to Colorado, Kentucky, and other more northern states.
Larval hosts are sweet acacia (Acacia farnesiana), riverhemp (Sesbania), Jerusalem thorn (Parkinsonia aculeata), soybean (Glycine max) (Ferguson, 2008).
See Also
Psamatodes everiata forewing has a straighter/smoother PM line, a darker/heavier discal spot, and the species is apparently restricted to Arizona and Colorado

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Macaria bicolorata forewing has 4 heavy black markings along costa, which are faint or lacking in punctolineata
(see images of these and related species in MPG links in Internet References section below)
Print References
Boisduval, J. A. & A. Guenée 1857. Histoire Naturelle Des Insectes: Species Général Des Lépidoptères 10, Uranides et Phalanites 2: 80
Ferguson, D. C. 2008. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 17.2: p.171; pl.4.6-9 (1)
Hulst, G. D. 1887. New species of Geometridae, No. 3. Entomologica Americana 2(10): 188 (Semiothisa simulata)
Warren, W. 1900. New genera and species of American Drepanulidae, Thyrididae, Epiplemidae and Geometridae. Novitates Zoologicae 7(2): 206 (Semiothisa ochrata)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - range map, photos of living and pinned adults.
pinned adult image plus date and location (Bruce Walsh, Moths of Southeastern Arizona)
presence in Florida; list (John Heppner, Florida State Collection of Arthropods)
presence in Kentucky; county map plus date and location (Jeffrey Marcus, Western Kentucky U.)
synonym and references (Markku Savela, FUNET)
Works Cited
1.The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 17.2, Geometroidea, Geometridae, Ennominae.
Douglas C. Ferguson . 2008. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.