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Species Ersephila grandipennis - Hodges#7280

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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 Larentiinae
Tribe Hydriomenini
Genus Ersephila
Species grandipennis (Ersephila grandipennis - Hodges#7280)
Hodges Number
7280
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ersephila grandipennis Hulst, 1896 (1)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet grandipennis is Latin meaning "large wing."
Size
Wingspan is 42-52 mm. (1)
Identification
Hulst (1896) original description is available in PDF and online in the print references. (1)
Range
Scattered records from California to Washington, east to at least Texas and Colorado. (2), (3), (4)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Season
Scattered records from February to October. (3)
Food
Unknown.
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Barnes, W. & J.H. McDunnough 1911. Illustrations of rare and typical Lepidoptera. Contributions to the Natural History of the Lepidoptera of North America. 1(4): pl. 15.
Hulst, G.D. 1896. A classification of the Geometrina of North America, with descriptions of new genera and species. Transactions of the American Entomological Society. 23: 291. (1)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. pl. 32, fig. 4; p. 225. (5)