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Species Nemoria caerulescens - Hodges#7042

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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 Geometrinae (Emeralds)
Tribe Nemoriini
Genus Nemoria
Species caerulescens (Nemoria caerulescens - Hodges#7042)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Nemoria caerulescens Prout, 1912
* phylogenetic sequence #206975
Explanation of Names
Caerulescens is Latin meaning "becoming blue". (1)
Forewing length 11-13 mm. (2)
Patchy distribution through Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico and western Texas. (2), (3)
Mountains above 5000 feet. (2)
Adults fly March through October. (2), (3)
Print References
Ferguson, D.C. 1985. Moths of America North of Mexico. Geometroidea, Geometridae (Part), Geometrinae. Fascicle 18.1: p.57; pl.2.59-64 (4)
Ferguson, D.C. 1969. A revision of the moths of the subfamily Geometrinae of America north of Mexico (Insecta, Lepidoptera). Peabody Museum Nat. Hist. Bulletin 29: 90-92
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - species page
Friends' Central School Lepidoptera Research - adult, larva
BOLD Systems - DNA sequenced specimens
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2. A revision of the moths of the subfamily Geometrinae of America north of Mexico (Insecta, Lepidoptera)
Douglas C. Ferguson. 1969. Peabody Museum of Natural History Yale University Bulletin 29.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.The Moths of America North of Mexico Fascicle 18.1. Geometroidea, Geometridae (Part), Geometrinae
Douglas C. Ferguson . 1985. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.