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Species Rindgea disparcata - disparcata - Hodges#6406.1

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 disparcata (disparcata - Hodges#6406.1)
Hodges Number
Male WL 10-12mm. Female WL 11-13mm
Cryptic. By dissection only.
Central and southern Texas.
Edwards Plateau and South Texas Brush
Every month of the year.
I have reared it on the plant commonly called Huisache - Acacia farnesiana.
Douglas C. Ferguson named it as a new species in his Geometroidae fascicle 17.2. "This cryptic species, which is rare in collections, is known only from central and southern Texas. It is the sister species of the closely related parcata". Paraphrasing, he further states that the genitalia are the only definitive differences for this species".

I cannot see the differences in his drawings and according to his range, I should have only one species. Therefore I have created this page to post representative, unworn specimens as I dissect them this year (2020).

I have sent numerous specimens to BOLD all of which were placed in bin BOLD:AAH5295 a "catch all" BIN containing Semithiosa, Speranza, Rindgea and Digrammia. Most of the Rindgeas are mine. The BOLD Bins entitled Rindgea parcata and Rindgea disparcata have no barcoded specimens in them.