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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 14-17 mm. (2)
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.
Macaria andersoni and M. occiduaria are indistinguishable from photos, but can be separated in some areas by range.(1)
Range
British Columbia and Ontario to Colorado.
Season
adults fly from mid July
Food
Larval host plants are various broad-leafed trees and shrubs. (2)
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)(3)
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.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.
4.North American Moth Photographers Group