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Biston multidentata - Chiricahua multidentata

Biston multidentata - Chiricahua multidentata
Chiricahua Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
July 2, 2010
Size: wingspan approx. 40mm
I believe this is Biston multidentata (#6641), I would appreciate a confirmation though.


6641 - Chiricahua multidentata
This species was moved to the new genus Chiricahua which includes the new species 6641.1 C. lichenaria Ferris 2010. The new genus is in Geometridae, Ennominae, Nacophorini. Guide page info should be updated and moved to new subfamily/tribe. Based on male genitalic characters the genus Chiricahua appears to be closest to Papago, but not strongly so.

Ferris, C.D. 2010. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 64(3): 147-153.

Moved from ID Request.

Looks Like It - 6641
Matches specimen at Moths of Southeastern Arizona (Bruce Walsh's site). (no rsvp, thanks)

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