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Species Lytrosis unitaria - Common Lytrosis - Hodges#6720

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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 Angeronini
Genus Lytrosis
Species unitaria (Common Lytrosis - Hodges#6720)
Hodges Number
6720
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lytrosis unitaria (Herrich-Schäffer)
Orig. Comb: Boarmia unitaria Herrich-Schäffer 1854
Size
Forewing length 21 to 30 mm., females larger than males
Range
Eastern North America - Map (MPG)(1)
Food
Pin oak Quercus palustris, hawthorn Crataegus, sugar maple Acer saccharum
See Also
Lytrosis sinuosa - Wings are various shades of brown or yellowish brown with the median area being concolorous with the basal area of the wing. (2)
Print References
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Works Cited
1.North American Moth Photographers Group
2.A revision of the moth genus Lytrosis (Lepidoptera, Geometridae)
Frederick H. Rindge. 1971. American Museum Novitates, 2474: 1-21.
3.Lytrosis (Hulst) of Louisiana
Vernon Antoine Brou Jr. 2005. Southern Lepidopterists' News, 27:7.
4.The Barcode of Life Database (BOLD)