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Species Nemeris percne - Hodges#6876.1

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 Ourapterygini
Genus Nemeris
Species percne (Nemeris percne - Hodges#6876.1)
Hodges Number
6876.1
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author: Rindge, 1981
Explanation of Names
Greek percnos, meaning dark colored, in reference to the color of the upper surface of the wings
Size
forewing length 18 -21 mm
Identification
Adult - Similar to that of N. speciosa, differing mainly as follows: forewings more or less heavily and evenly suffused with gray, dark gray, and grayish black scales, making wing more evenly colored and darker; veins concolorous with wing, faintly brown in a few specimens; cross lines slender, usually fairly clearly defined, variable in course; small white venular dots on outer portion of t. p. line obsolescent; marginal dots of terminal line on all wings small or absent; hind wings dark gray
Range
Arizona
Season
July and August
Remarks
There is relatively little individual variation within this species. The females are only slightly paler than the males; in some cases there is practically no difference between the two sexes
Print References
(1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1. A revision of the moth genera Meris and Nemeris
Fredrick H. Rindge. 1981. American Museum Novitates 2710: 1-28.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group