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Species Prorella desperata - Hodges#7619

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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 Larentiinae
Tribe Eupitheciini
Genus Prorella
Species desperata (Prorella desperata - Hodges#7619)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Prorella desperata (Hulst, 1896)
Gymnocelis desperata Hulst, 1896 (1)
There are 15 named species of Prorella in America north of Mexico. (2)
Wingspan 17-19 mm. (1)
Original description is online as Gymnocelis desperata (Hulst). (1)
Arizona to Texas. (2)
Holotype from Blanco County, Texas. (1)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
The main flight period appears to be August to September. (2), (1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.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.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group