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Species Phrygionis auriferaria - Golden-winged Palyas Moth - Hodges#6670

Geometrid Moth of some sort? - Phrygionis auriferaria Golden-winged Palyas Moth - Phrygionis auriferaria Golden-winged Palyas Moth - Phrygionis auriferaria Golden-winged Palyas Moth 2 - Phrygionis auriferaria Florida Moth - Phrygionis auriferaria Florida Moth - Phrygionis auriferaria
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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 Palyadini
Genus Phrygionis
Species auriferaria (Golden-winged Palyas Moth - Hodges#6670)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Phrygionis auriferaria (Hulst, 1887)
Wingspan: 32 mm (1)
Adult: Palpi, head,and antennae brownish yellow. Wings golden yellow, with five lines of small purple spots on inner two thirds of FW. The first line close to the base, the second and third extra basal, parallel near each other, waved, the outer two, extra discal, near together, parallel, bent outward twice; the spots are between the veins and each surrounds a small golden metallic spot, tumid in the larger ones, the outer third of the wing is much striated with purple, forming on its inner edge a purple band. HW with some purple striations on median space; on outer two thirds a purple line, shaded broadly inwardly with purple; this line includes three or four small golden dots; outer space purple yellow, with submarginal line of metallic gold, not tumid; ocellus just anterior to middle, along margin, purple red with metallic gold speckles, edged anteriorly with black: marginal line purplish red; fringes purple. Beneath uniform light ochreous; fringe purple.
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – species page (2)
BOLD Systems - images of DNA supported specimens (3)
Works Cited
1.New species of Geometridae, No. 3.
George D. Hulst. 1887. Entomologica Americana 2(10): 185-192; (cont.) Entomologica Americana 2(11): 210-212.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems