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Species Idaea gemmata - Hodges#7116

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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 Sterrhinae
Tribe Sterrhini
Genus Idaea
Species gemmata (Idaea gemmata - Hodges#7116)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Idaea gemmata (Packard, 1876)
Eois gemmata Packard, 1876
Wingspan about 12-15 mm.
Forewing off-white to cream-colored except for brownish to dark gray median area; discal spot dull orangish; PM line wavy; diffuse dark smudges in subterminal area; terminal line composed of dark dots at ends of veins; fringe pale; hindwing color and pattern similar to forewing.
California to Colorado and western Texas. (1)
The main flight period is April to September. (2)
See Also
Leptostales rubromarginaria - wings are more yellowish and have a distinct irregular subterminal line.
Print References
Packard Jr., A. S. 1876. Monograph of the geometrid or Phalaenidae of the U.S. United States Geological Survey of the Territories, 10: 320; pl. 10, f. 37. (3)