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Species Macaria deceptrix - Hodges#6312

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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 Macariini
Genus Macaria
Species deceptrix (Macaria deceptrix - Hodges#6312)
Hodges Number
6312
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Macaria deceptrix (Dyar, 1913)
Speranza deceptrix (Dyar, 1913)
Sciagraphia deceptrix Dyar, 1913
Itame sobriaria Barnes & McDunnough, 1917
Explanation of Names
Deceptrix from Latin deceptr meaning "deceived".
Numbers
There are more than 50 species in the genus for North America north of Mexico(1)
Identification
Hindwing is gray or grayish brown compared to the yellowish color of Macaria graphidaria.
Range
Texas to Arizona(1)
Season
In Texas, adults fly from April to October; in Arizona they are seen from March to September.(1)
Food
Larval foodplant in Arizona is Condalia spathulata (knifeleaf condalia)(1)
See Also
Macaria graphidaria which is limited to Texas and has a yellowish hindwing.
Print References
Barnes, W. & J. H. McDunnough, 1917. New species and varieties of Geometridae. Contr. nat. Hist. Lep. North America 3(4): 239, pl. 24, f. 9 (Itame sobriaria)
Dyar, H. G. 1913. Descriptions of new lepidoptera, chiefly from Mexico. Proc. USNM 44(1951): 309
Ferguson, D. C. 2008. Moths of America North of Mexico. Fascicle 17.2: p.148, pl.3.38-39 (1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 17.2, Geometroidea, Geometridae, Ennominae.
Douglas C. Ferguson . 2008. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.