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Species Episemasia solitaria - Hodges#6713

Black-dotted Ruddy Moth  - Episemasia solitaria Episemasia solitaria Episemasia solitaria Episemasia solitaria Episemasia solitaria Episemasia solitaria orange and grey caterpillar - Episemasia solitaria Unidentified Moth-05-20220303 - Episemasia solitaria
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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 Ennominae
Tribe Caberini
Genus Episemasia
Species solitaria (Episemasia solitaria - Hodges#6713)
Hodges Number
6713
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Episemasia solitaria (Walker, 1861) (1), (2)
Ephyra solitaria Walker, 1861 (1)
Ephyra stabilata Walker, 1861 (1)
Anisodes ? repugnata (Walker "1862") (1)
Episemasia morbosa (Hulst, 1896) (1)
Numbers
There are two named species of Episemasia in America north of Mexico.(1)
Range
Southeastern United States to New Jersey and west to Texas. (1), (3)
Type locality: USA: East Florida. (1)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Habitat
Undisturbed, sandy, coastal plains (James Adams, Dalton State)
Season
Most records are from February to September. (4)
Food
Larval host is American holly, Ilex opaca Aiton (1)
See Also

Compare to related species on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Ferguson, D.C. 2009. A revision of the red-brown Caberine Geometrids of the southeastern United States (Geometridae: Caberini). Tropical Lepidoptera Research, 19(1):35-51(1)