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Species Rindgea ballandrata - Hodges#6416

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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 Rindgea
Species ballandrata (Rindgea ballandrata - Hodges#6416)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Rindgea ballandrata (Wright, 1923)
Phasiane s - signata ballandrata Wright, 1923
Semiothisa ballandrata
Semiothisa melanderi Sperry, 1948
Explanation of Names
Named for Puerto Ballandra, Carmen Island, Mexico, where the first specimens were collected.
One of 13 species in the genus found in North America north of Mexico.
Rindgea ballandrata usually has a small black bar which rests on top of the antemedial and the postmedial line as they approach the inner margin. This bar is absent in R. cyda. Ferguson (2008) stated ballandrata does not always have the thick bar area making genitalia examination necessary. (1)
In Arizona the range is usually limited to the Baboquivari Mountains (Pima County) and Maricopa County area.
Also occurs in a limited area of Baja California (type localality) and Sonora.(1)
The S-signata group consists of three very similar species. Please see notes on the range which is often helpful in determining the species.
Rindgea ballandrata
R. cyda
R. s-signata
See Also
Rindgea cyda which has a much wider range from Louisiana to Kansas to Nevada and south to southern California
Rindgea s-signata which is nearly identical but restricted to south Texas.
Print References
Ferguson, D. C. 2008. The Moths of North America, Fascicle 17.2, Geometroidea, Geometridae, Ennominae (part: Abaxini, Cassymini, Macariini). p.342-343, pl.8, fig.55-57 (1)
Wright, W. S. 1923. Expedition of the California Academy of Sciences to the Gulf of California in 1921. Proc. California Acad. Sci. 12(9): 115