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Species Vinemina opacaria - Hodges#6635

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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 Melanolophiini
Genus Vinemina
Species opacaria (Vinemina opacaria - Hodges#6635)
Hodges Number
6635
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Vinemina opacaria (Hulst, 1881)
Cidaria opacaria Hulst, 1881
Cleoro opacaria (Hulst, 1881)
Vinemina opacaria nigaria Cassino, 1928 (95)
Hydriomena delfini Beutelspacher, 1984
Size
Forewing length 13-18 mm. (1)
Identification
Adult - see Rindge's description. (2)
Range
Utah and Colorado south to Arizona, New Mexico, and western Texas. (1)
Season
A single flight from end of April through August. (1)
Print References
Hulst, G.D., 1881. Descriptions of some new species of Geometridae. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society 4(4): 27
Peterson, A., 1968. Eggs of Moths from Additional Species of Geometridae: Lepidoptera. The Florida Entomologist 51(2): p.91, f.33 (download)
Rindge, F.H., 1964. A revision of the genera Anavinemina and Vinemina (Lepidoptera, Geometridae). American Museum Novitates 2172: 1-40(3)
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
2.A revision of the Melanolophiini (Lepidoptera, Geometridae).
Frederick H. Rindge. 1990. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 199.
3.A revision of the genera Anavinemina and Vinemina (Lepidoptera, Geometridae).
Frederick H. Rindge. 1964. American Museum Novitates 2172: 1-40.