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Genus Phaeoura

Phaeoura quernaria (J. E. Smith) - Phaeoura quernaria Moth Caterpillar - Phaeoura Caterpillar? - Phaeoura quernaria Moth - Phaeoura cristifera - male Phaeoura cristifera - male Geometridae: Phaeoura quernaria? - Phaeoura Geometridae - Phaeoura quernaria - male oak beauty - Phaeoura quernaria
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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 Nacophorini
Genus Phaeoura
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Phaeoura Hulst, 1896; redescription Rindge (1983) Bull. AMNH 175: 172[(1)
Nacophora (Hulst, 1896) synonymized with Phaeoura in Rindge, 1983(1)
Numbers
There are nine named species of Phaeoura in America north of Mexico.(2)
Identification
Adults - unicolorous brown or brownish black, rarely black (melanistic form) or with basal and outer areas white (females of some species), with median area of forewing tending to be darker than adjacent areas, the females being larger than the males, the male antennae bipectinate (1)
Range
eight of the nine species are western North America(2)
Print References
Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, Moths of Western North America. p.214.(2)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - photographs of pinned adults representing all nine North American species
Works Cited
1.A revision of the New World Nacophorini (Lepidoptera, Geometridae)
Frederick H. Rindge. 1983. Bulletin of the AMNH 175(2).
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.