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Species Lytrosis heitzmanorum - Hodges#6722

Moth species - Lytrosis heitzmanorum Moth - Lytrosis heitzmanorum Hodges#6722 - Lytrosis heitzmanorum 6722  - Lytrosis heitzmanorum L. heitzmanorum - Lytrosis heitzmanorum
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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 Angeronini
Genus Lytrosis
Species heitzmanorum (Lytrosis heitzmanorum - Hodges#6722)
Hodges Number
6722
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lytrosis heitzmanorum Rindge, 1971 (1)
Explanation of Names
Named in honor of Mr. J. Richard Heitzman - and his two sons, Roger L. and Robert Heitzman, of Independence, Missouri
Size
Forewing length 22 to 29 mm, females larger than males.
Identification
Similar to sinuosa but the basal and outer areas of the forewings are much darker in color, often dark grayish brown or blackish brown, and the median area being a pale ochraceous gray instead of yellow. (1)

Female: Similar to male, but has less contrast. (1)
Range
Southeastern United States.
Season
Late April to early August
See Also
Lytrosis unitaria - PM line relatively straight rather than sinuous.
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Lytrosis sinuosa - Very similar PM line but apical angle of PM line more acute.
Print References
(2)
(1)
Works Cited
1.A revision of the moth genus Lytrosis (Lepidoptera, Geometridae)
Frederick H. Rindge. 1971. American Museum Novitates, 2474: 1-21.
2.Lytrosis (Hulst) of Louisiana
Vernon Antoine Brou Jr. 2005. Southern Lepidopterists' News, 27:7.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems