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Species Eusarca packardaria - Packard's Eusarca - Hodges#6936

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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 Ourapterygini
Genus Eusarca
Species packardaria (Packard's Eusarca - Hodges#6936)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
described in 1940 by McDunnough, who originally placed it in genus Apicia
wingspan about 23 mm, based on photo by Jim Vargo at MPG
Adult: forewing light yellowish-brown with dark AM and PM lines, pointed apex, and falcate outer margin; AM line V-shaped; PM line straight except for sharp inward jog near costa; median line represented only by dark diagonal dash at costa; dark blotches sometimes present in subterminal area; hindwing similarly colored but with only a single (median) line that doesn't quite reach the costa; tiny dark discal dot on all wings (sometimes obscure or absent)
North Carolina to Georgia, west to Texas and Illinois, plus a single record from California
adults fly from June to October in Georgia
See Also
some individuals of Eusarca subcineraria look very similar but that species is apparently restricted to Arizona
Internet References
pinned adult image and photos of related species by Jim Vargo (Moth Photographers Group)
distribution and link to pinned adult image (James Adams, Dalton State College, Georgia)
pinned adult image and collection site map showing presence in North Carolina (All-Leps)
4 Georgia records and 1 from Tennesse, with dates and locations [search on "Eusarca packardaria"] (Lepidopterists Society Season Summary, U. of Florida)
presence in Texas; list (James Gillaspy, U. of Texas)
presence in California; list of a single record with date and location (U. of California at Berkeley)