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Species Phaeoura cristifera - Hodges#6764

Phaeoura cristifera
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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 Nacophorini
Genus Phaeoura
Species cristifera (Phaeoura cristifera - Hodges#6764)
Hodges Number
6764
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Phaeoura cristifera Hulst, 1896
Nacophora cristifera
Numbers
One of nine species in the genus for America north of Mexico. (1)
Size
Forewing length 17-29 mm.(1)
Identification
Range
Western Texas west to Arizona, north to Idaho and Colorado.
Season
Adults have two flights from April to August.(1)
Food
Larvae feed on willow (Salix) and oak (Quercus).(1)
See Also
more widespread - Oak Beauty - Phaeoura quernaria
Print References
Hulst, G.D., 1896. A classification of the North American Geometrina, with descriptions of new genera and species. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 23 (3): 360. (2)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, p. 214; plate 29, fig. 21. (1)
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
2.Classification of the Geometrina of North America, with descriptions of new genera and species
George D. Hulst. 1896. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 23: 245-386.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems