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Genus Probole

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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 Probole
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Probole Herrich-Schäffer, 1855
The genus Probole includes three species. Unreviewed/unpublished works recommend lumping these species. Those findings are not universally accepted.
wingspan 23-30 mm
In 2007 it was revised using evidence from studies of morphology, mitochondrial DNA, and development. These studies suggested that all the moths in the genus are actually members of a single species, Probole amicaria, making the genus monotypic.
most of North America, including the central arctic (Northwest Territories) but not western or eastern arctic
Life Cycle
The pupa of Probole overwinters. (1)
This genus is very complicated, see Remarks at Probole amicaria
Works Cited
1.Caterpillars of Eastern North America
David L. Wagner. 2005. Princeton University Press.