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Species Hulstina wrightiaria - Wright's Hulstina - Hodges#6547

Wright's Hulstina - Hulstina wrightiaria
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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 Boarmiini
Genus Hulstina
Species wrightiaria (Wright's Hulstina - Hodges#6547)
Hodges Number
6547
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hulstina wrightiaria (Hulst, 1888)
Boarmia wrightiaria Hulst, 1888
Chlorocleptis inconspicua Hulst, 1896
Selidosema aethalodaria Dyar, 1908
Cleora aethalodaria Barnes & McDunnough, 1916
Explanation of Names
Named in honor of Mr. William Greenwood Wright, who published works on California Lepidoptera.
Size
Forewing length 10-13 mm. (1)
Identification
Adult - see Rindge's description. (1)
Range
Central and southern California (mostly near the coast) and into Baja California, Mexico. (2)
Type locality: San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, California.
Season
Adults fly from late April to August with some recorded later. (2)
Food
Larvae feed on leaves of Chamise (Adenostoma fasciculatum) and mountain mahogany (Cercocarpus spp.). (2)
Life Cycle
One generation per year.
See Also
Other species of Hulstina are larger (forewing length 13-18 mm)
Chesiadodes curvata flies from late September to early December.
Chesiadodes coniferaria forewing PM line is biconcave, and the species flies from February to May and again from July to October (being most numerous in March, April, and September).
Also see Nepterotaea and Pterotaea. (3)
Print References
Hulst, G.D. 1888. New species of Geometridae (No.4): Entomologica Americana 3(11): 215
Rindge, F.H. 1970. A revision of the moth genera Hulstina and Pterotaea (Lepidoptera, Geometridae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 142(4): 255-342 (1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.A revision of the moth genera Hulstina and Pterotaea (Lepidoptera, Geometridae)
Frederick H. Rindge. 1970. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 142(4): 255-342.
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
3.A revision of the moth genera Nepterotaea and Chesiadodes (Lepidoptera, Geometridae)
Frederick H. Rindge. 1973. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 152(4): 205-252.