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Species Euchlaena pectinaria - Forked Euchlaena - Hodges#6735

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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 Angeronini
Genus Euchlaena
Species pectinaria (Forked Euchlaena - Hodges#6735)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Euchlaena pectinaria Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775 (misidentification, see Remarks) (1)
WS ≈ 42mm (1)
Adults are on wing from April to August (1)
The name Euchlaella pectillaria was erroneously applied to this species, while this American species is to be correctly called by its previously considered junior synonym, Euchlaella deductaria. The name pectillaria is a junior synonym of the European species Odontopera bidentata. (1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – images of live & pinned adults (2)
BOLD Systems - images of pinned DNA supported specimens (3)
Mothguide – image of pinned adult and taxonomic change (4)
Wikipedia - brief description & image (1)