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Species Drepanulatrix monicaria - Hodges#6692

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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 Caberini
Genus Drepanulatrix
Species monicaria (Drepanulatrix monicaria - Hodges#6692)
Hodges Number
6692
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
original combination Tephrina monicaria Guenée, 1857
Size
wingspan 17 - 28 mm (1)
Identification
Larvae - mature larvae from bright apple green almost without markings to gray green, greenish brown, gray brown to dark brown with dark lateral and yellow and red dorsal maculation (1)
Range
Pacific coast states from southern California to southern Alaska (1)
Season
all year
Food
Ceanothus
See Also
Drepanulatrix foeminaria, which overlaps widely in distribution. Averages darker, with a less distinct pale area around the discal spot, but this may not be reliable.
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - Images of pinned adults
All-Leps - Images of pinned adults & map of sample collection points
Works Cited
1.A revision of the geometrid moths formerly assigned to Drepanulatrix (Lepidoptera)
Frederick H. Rindge. 1949. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 94(5).