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Species Macaria occiduaria - Hodges#6279

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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 Macariini
Genus Macaria
Species occiduaria (Macaria occiduaria - Hodges#6279)
Hodges Number
6279
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Macaria occiduaria (Packard, 1874)
Speranza occiduaria (Packard, 1874) (1)
Caulostoma occiduaria Packard, 1874
formerly in Speranza and Itame
Numbers
There are more than 50 species of the genus Macaria north of Mexico. (1)
Size
Forewing length 10-17 mm. (1)
Identification
Forewing has brown PM band extending from the anal margin about midway to the costa and the fringe is brown from the apex to the midway point.
Females have reduced forewings and seldom fly.

Detailed description of occiduaria and the recently synonymized andersoni are available in MONA Fascicle 17-2 at the link in citations below. (1)
Range
Transcontinental in Canada and the bordering northern U.S. states, south to Colorado in the west. (1)
Season
mid-June to late August (1)
Food
Larval host plants are various broad-leafed trees and shrubs. (2)
Remarks
According to Moth Photographers Group, Macaria andersoni was synonymized with occiduaria in 2010. (3)
Print References
Ferguson, D.C., 2008. The Moths of America North of Mexico. Fascicle 17.2; Geometroidea. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation. p. 118; pl. 2.55-58. (1)
Hodges, R.W. (ed.) 1983. Check List of the Lepidoptera of America North of Mexico. (listed as Itame occiduaria)(4)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, p. 206; plate 27, fig. 35. (2)
Works Cited
1.The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 17.2, Geometroidea, Geometridae, Ennominae.
Douglas C. Ferguson . 2008. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.