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Species Pterospoda nigrescens - Hodges#6706

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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 Caberini
Genus Pterospoda
Species nigrescens (Pterospoda nigrescens - Hodges#6706)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pterospoda nigrescens (Hulst, 1898)
Selidosema nigrescens Hulst (1898)
syn. Ixala klotsi Sperry (1940) (1)
There are 3 species of Pterospoda in America north of Mexico. (2)
Wingspan about 24-27 mm.
The original description as Selidosema nigrescens is available online in the print references below.
Arizona; Texas. (3)
It is not known from New Mexico but should be present there.(1)
Arid scrub and open woodlands. (1)
Arizona: adults have been recorded in April and August.
Texas: adults have been recorded April-June and October.
Larvae have been reared on Condalia, in Arizona. (1)
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Hulst, 1898. The Canadian Entomologist. p. 214.