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Species Eubaphe mendica - The Beggar - Hodges#7440

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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 Eudulini
Genus Eubaphe
Species mendica (The Beggar - Hodges#7440)
Hodges Number
7440
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eubaphe mendica (Walker, 1854). Synonyms:
Nudaria mendica Walker, 1854 (original combination)
Eubaphe biseriata (Herrich-Schäffer, 1855)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet mendica is from a Latin root meaning "poor", or "a beggar" (1).
Speculation: the bare areas on the wings perhaps resemble the holes in a beggar's clothing.
Size
Wingspan 2.1-3 cm
Identification
Wings translucent, with light spots on forewings.
Range
Includes eastern North America.
Season
May-September (3 broods)
Life Cycle
Larvae feed on maples (Acer) and violets (Viola), rather different and unrelated plants!
Remarks
This is not a typical geometer in appearance, at least.
See Also
Print References
Covell, p. 387, plate 49 #17 (2)
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.