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Species Dichorda rectaria - Hodges#7056

Big Bend Emerald - Dichorda rectaria - male Emerald - Dichorda rectaria - male Dichordophora sp - Dichorda rectaria Dichordophora sp - Dichorda rectaria Possible Dichorda consequaria - Dichorda rectaria - male Chlorochlamys - Dichorda rectaria Dichorda rectaria Moth at Blacklight - Dichorda rectaria - female
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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 Geometrinae (Emeralds)
Tribe Nemoriini
Genus Dichorda
Species rectaria (Dichorda rectaria - Hodges#7056)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Dichorda rectaria (Grote, 1877)
Geometra rectaria Grote, 1877
Phylogenetic Sequence # 910637
Explanation of Names
rectaria is Latin for a straight line
Dichorda rectaria cockerelli Sperry, 1939
Dichorda rectaria rectaria
wingspan 27-30 mm.
Similar to Dichorda iridaria and Dichorda consequaria but lacks any whitish suffusion in the median area. (1)
Transverse lines are rather bold and fairly straight. (1)
Specimen identified by DNA Analysis:
Texas to North Dakota and west to Idaho and California. (1)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Larval host plant is skunkbush Rhus trilobata. (1)
Print References
Ferguson, D.C. 1969. A Revision of the Moths of the Subfamily Geometrinae of America North of Mexico (Insecta, Lepidoptera). (2)
Ferguson, D.C. 1985. The Moths of North America. Fascicle 18.1. Geometroidea, Geometridae (Part), Geometrinae. (1)
Works Cited
1.The Moths of America North of Mexico Fascicle 18.1. Geometroidea, Geometridae (Part), Geometrinae
Douglas C. Ferguson . 1985. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.
2. A revision of the moths of the subfamily Geometrinae of America north of Mexico (Insecta, Lepidoptera)
Douglas C. Ferguson. 1969. Peabody Museum of Natural History Yale University Bulletin 29.