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Species Iridopsis vellivolata - Large Purplish Gray - Hodges#6582

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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 Boarmiini
Genus Iridopsis
Species vellivolata (Large Purplish Gray - Hodges#6582)
Hodges Number
6582
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Iridopsis vellivolata (Hulst, 1881)
original combination Macaria vellivolata Hulst, 1881; Bull. Brooklyn Ent. Soc. 4 (5-6): 34
= Semiothisa vellivolata
= Cleora vellivolata
= Anacamptodes vellivolata; in Rindge (1966) Bull. USNM 132 (3): 208
* phylogenetic sequence #194700
Size
wingspan 30-35 mm (1)
Identification
Adult: Medium gray wings have distinctive purplish cast. Black AM and PM lines converge and often merge near inner margin. Warm red-brown shading in basal and ST areas. HW has elliptical hollow discal spot.
Larva: Larvae - reddish brown, heavily mottled and banded with purple (Rindge, 1966)
Range
Nova Scotia to Florida, west to Texas, north to Saskatchewan
Food
Various conifers, primarily pine, also spruce, tamarack (larch), and fir (Prentice, 1963, p. 455).
Print References
Scoble, Malcolm. (Ed.) 1999. Geometrid Moths of the World; A Catalogue. CSIRO Publishing. 1,312 pp.
Rindge FH (1966) Revision of the Moth genus Anacamptodes. Bulletin of the USNM 132 (3): 175-244, pl. 22-25 (34Mb PDF)
Internet References
Mothguide.com species description and distribution
presence in Florida; listed under "Anacamptodes" (John Heppner, Florida State Collection of Arthropods)
presence in Texas; listed under "Anacamptodes" (James Gillaspy, U. of Texas)
distribution in Canada list of provinces (CBIF)
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America
Charles V. Covell, Jr. 2005.