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Species Hesperumia latipennis - Hodges#6433

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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 Boarmiini
Genus Hesperumia
Species latipennis (Hesperumia latipennis - Hodges#6433)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author: Hulst, 1896
Explanation of Names
Specific name latipennis is Latin meaning "broad-winged." (1)
one of four species in this genus in North America north of Mexico
34-36 mm wingspan
Western North America from British Columbia south to California, especially west of the mountains.
Woodlands and forest.
Adults fly from May to August, but mainly in midsummer.
Larvae feed on various trees and shrubs, including Rhamnus purshiana, Holodiscus discolor, Sambucus spp, and Symphoricarpos albus.
In general, the moths from the Cascade Mountains tend to be slightly grayer and to have more clearly defined maculation than do specimens from the coastal areas of British Columbia, Washington, and central California
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.