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Species Glena quinquelinearia - Five-lined Gray - Hodges#6453

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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 Glena
Species quinquelinearia (Five-lined Gray - Hodges#6453)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Glena quinquelinearia (Packard, 1874)
Cymatophora 5-linearia Packard, 1874
Ectropis quinque-linearia
Boarmia quinquelinearia
Alcis quinquelinearia
Monroa quinquelinearia
Cleora quinquelinearia
Phylogenetic sequence #191325
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet quinquelinearia is Latin meaning "five-lined."
Gray is a common name that Covell (1984) applied to a number of Geomentrid genera including Glena. (1)
Forewing length: ♂ 12-16 mm, ♀ 13-18 mm. (2)
Records from Texas west to California. (3)
Adults fly March through July.
Type Specimen at MCZ, Harvard
Print References
Rindge, F.H. 1965. A revision of the Nearctic species of Glena (Lepidoptera, Geometridae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 129(3): 298 (PDF) (2)
Sperry, J.L. 1952. Notes on the genus Glena Hulst and description of new species (Lepidoptera, Geometridae). Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 51: 71-78
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America
Charles V. Covell, Jr. 2005.
2.A revision of the Nearctic species of the genus Glena (Lepidoptera: Geometridae)
Frederick H. Rindge. 1965. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 129(3).
3.North American Moth Photographers Group