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Species Plagodis kuetzingi - Purple Plagodis - Hodges#6841

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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 Anagogini
Genus Plagodis
Species kuetzingi (Purple Plagodis - Hodges#6841)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Plagodis kuetzingi (Grote, 1876)
Phylogenetic sequence # 201475
wingspan about 26 mm, based on Moth Photographers Group specimen
Nova Scotia to Virginia and Tennessee west to Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin
adults usually fly May to July(1)
Moth Photographers Group records of May to September.
Larval host plant is Fraxinus (ash trees).(1)
Life Cycle
Larva; adult
Print References
Covell, Charles V. Jr. 2005. Moths of Eastern North America. Virginia Museum of Natural History.(1)