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Species Dichorda consequaria - Hodges#7054

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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 Geometrinae (Emeralds)
Tribe Nemoriini
Genus Dichorda
Species consequaria (Dichorda consequaria - Hodges#7054)
Hodges Number
7054
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Dichorda consequaria (Hy. Edwards, 1884) (1), (2)
Geomerra iridaria var. consequaria Hy. Edwards, 1884
Dichorda perpendiculara (Warren, 1904)
Numbers
Subspecies:
Dichorda consequaria consequaria
Dichorda consequaria perpendiculata Warren, 1904
Size
Wingspan:(2)
♂ 13-17 mm
♀ 17-18.5 mm
Identification
Edwards (1884) original description as Geomerra iridaria var. consequaria, and other descriptions are available online in the print references below.
Adult: (1), (2)
Wide white transverse lines are straight and often have white shading.
Forewing outer margin is less convex and appear more pointed than N. iridaria.
Forewing ventral (underside) postmedial line is usually double. (single in N. iridaria).
Forewing veins beyond the postmedial are usually streaked with white; much less so in N. iridaria.

Range
Southern Arizona(3) to Mexico, and Central America. (2)
Described from Veracruz, Jalapa. (2)
Season
Ferguson (1985) reported a short flight from mid-April to May with the main flight from June to October. (2)
Food
Ferguson 1985 reported the early stages and host were unknown. (2)
Moths of Southeastern Arizona(3) lists Rhus L. (sumac).
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Edwards, H., 1884. Notes on Mexican Lepidoptera with descriptions of new species. Papilio 4: 19.
Ferguson, D.C., 1969. A Revision of the Moths of the Subfamily Geometrinae of America North of Mexico (Insecta, Lepidoptera). Peabody Museum of Natural History Yale University Bulletin 29: 130. (1)
Ferguson, D.C., 1985. The Moths of North America. Fascicle 18.1 Geometroidea, Geometridae (Part), Geometrinae. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation. p. 75; pl. 3.45-47. (2)
Warren, 1904. New American Thyrididae, Uraniidae and Geometridae. Novitates Zoologicae 11: 503.