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Species Macaria sanfordi - Hodges#6337

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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 Ennominae
Tribe Macariini
Genus Macaria
Species sanfordi (Macaria sanfordi - Hodges#6337)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Macaria sanfordi (Rindge, 1958)
Semiothisa sanfordi Rindge, 1958 (1)
Explanation of Names
"This species is named in honor of the collector of the bulk of the type series, Leonard J. Sanford." Leonard James Sanford was an officer of the New York Entomological Society, curator at the AMNH and made and made several trips to collect Lepidoptera for their collections. Crambus sanfordellus Klots, 1942 is also named in his honor. (1)
Forewing length 11-13 mm. (1)
Holotype male: Port Sewall, Martin County, Florida, March 16-21, 1949 (L.J. Sanford).
Allotype female: Port Sewall, Martin County, Florida, January 22, 1938 (L.C. Sanford).
See Also
May be distinguished from Macaria distribuaria (Hübner, 1825) by its much smaller size, by the contrast of the white median area of the forewings with the reddish brown basal and subterminal areas, by the white subterminal line, and by the tendency of the t.a. and t.p. lines to converge in the cubital cell. (1)
Print References
Rindge, F.H., C.P. Kimball & L.M. Martin. 1958. Descriptions of and notes on North American Geometridae (Lepidoptera). No. 3. American Museum Novitates no. 1910: 5. (1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Descriptions of and notes on North American Geometridae (Lepidoptera). No. 3.
Frederick H. Rindge, Charles P. Kimball, Loyd M. Martin . 1958. American Museum Novitates 1910: 1-24.