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Species Eubarnesia ritaria - Hodges#6520

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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 Eubarnesia
Species ritaria (Eubarnesia ritaria - Hodges#6520)
Hodges Number
6520
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eubarnesia ritaria (Grossbeck, 1910)
Cedaria ritaria Grossbeck, 1910
Barnesiata ritaria
Barnesia ritaria
Eubarnesia ritaria arida Rindge, 1959 (1)
* phylogenetic sequence #193075
Size
Forewing length: ♂ 9-11 mm, ♀ 11-13 mm. (1)
Larva to 24 mm. (2)
Pupa 9 mm. (2)
Identification
Adult - see Rindge's description. (1)
Larva - generally greenish white. See plates 11 and 12 and read online the Comstock & Dammers description. (2)
Range
Deserts from California to western Texas, south into Mexico.
Type Location: Santa Catalina Mountains, Pima County, Arizona. (1)
Season
On the wing from April through September. (1)
Food
Larvae feed on the leaves of ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens). (2)
Life Cycle
Larvae rest under the thorns of ocotillo. Pupation occurs under the soil. (2)
Remarks
Larvae can be secured by bending a leafed-out ocotillo stalk and tapping sharply with a stick. They will then lower themselves on silk threads. (2)
Print References
Comstock, J.A & C.M. Dammers 1942. Notes on the life histories of two California moths. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 41(1): 44-47, pl.11-12 (2)
Grossbeck, J. A. 1910. New species and one new genus of Geometridae. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 18(4): 207
Rindge, F. H. 1959. A revision of Glaucina, Synglochis, and Eubarnesia (Lepidoptera, Geometridae). Bulletin of the USNM 118(6): 259-366, f.1-106, pl.23-27 (PDF) (1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.A revision of the Glaucina, Synglochis, and Eubarnesia (Lepidoptera, Geometridae)
Frederick. H. Rindge. 1959. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 118: 265-365.
2.Notes on the life histories of two California moths.
John A. Comstock & Charles M. Dammers . 1942. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 41(1): 44-47.