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Genus Hydrelia

Inchworm Moth - Hydrelia inornata Geometer - Hydrelia inornata Fragile White Carpet - Hydrelia albifera small geometer - Hydrelia inornata Moth - Hydrelia condensata Moth - Hydrelia inornata Hydrelia inornata? - Hydrelia Geometrid Moth - Hydrelia inornata
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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 Asthenini
Genus Hydrelia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hydrelia Hübner, 1825
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet Hydrelia is Greek meaning "watery," for its preference for moist places. (1)
6 species in North America.
5 species in Canada (CBIF).
Adult -forewing either mostly white with wavy yellowish bands, or whitish with broad brownish bands and streaks or spots hindwing color and pattern usually similar to forewing but less prominently marked.
British Columbia to Newfoundland, south to South Carolina and Mississippi, west to Utah
Print References
Hübner, J. 1825. Verzeichniss bekannter Schmettlinge: 322
Works Cited
1.An accentuated list of the British Lepidoptera, with hints on the derivation of the names.
Anonymous. 1858. The Entomological Societies of Oxford and Cambridge.