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Species Cymatophora approximaria - Giant Gray Moth - Hodges#6745

Moth 25 - Cymatophora approximaria 6745 - Cymatophora approximaria - male Hodges  #6745 Cymatophora approximaria - Cymatophora approximaria - male Giant Gray Moth -  Hodges #6745 - Cymatophora approximaria - male moth 35 - Cymatophora approximaria - male GA moth - Cymatophora approximaria Common Grey? - Cymatophora approximaria - female Cymatophora approximaria - Giant Gray Moth  - Cymatophora approximaria - male
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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 Angeronini
Genus Cymatophora
Species approximaria (Giant Gray Moth - Hodges#6745)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cymatophora approximaria Hübner, [1812]
Stenotrachelys approximaria (Gruenee, 1857)
Cymatophora approximaria is the only member of the genus in America north of Mexico. (1)
Wingspan averages 34-48 mm.
Packard (1876) description is online and linked in the print references. (2)
Heppner (2003) reported the range to include New Jersey to Florida, west to Texas.(3)
Moth Photographers Group - large range map with collection dates.
The main flight period appears to be September to November. (4)
There are a few early season records from February through March.
Heppner (2003) reported September to December for Florida. (3)
Heppner (2003) listed several host plants. (3)
Quercus sp. (oak), Rhexia petiolata Walter (fringed meadowbeauty), Smilax laurifolia L. (laurel greenbrier).
Smilax rotundifolia L. (roundleaf greenbrier).
See Also
Print References
Brou Jr., Vernon A. 2004. Cymatophora approximaria Hübner in Louisiana. PDF
Packard, A.S., 1876. A monograph of the geometrid moths or Phalaenidae of the United States. Report of the United States Geological Survey of the Territories 10: 449. (2)
Works Cited
1.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.
2.A Monograph of the Geometrid or Phalaenidae of the United States.
A. S. Packard. 1876. United States Geological Survey of the Territories 10: 1-599.
3.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.
4.North American Moth Photographers Group
5.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems