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Genus Lophosis

Stained Lophosis - Lophosis labeculata - male Stained Lophosis - Hodges #7181 - Lophosis labeculata - male Hodges #7181 - Stained Lophosis - Lophosis labeculata - male moth - Lophosis labeculata Possible Geometrid Moth - Lophosis labeculata Lophosis labeculata – Stained Lophosis Moth  - Lophosis labeculata 9050384 pyr - Lophosis labeculata - male Moth to porch light  - Lophosis labeculata - male
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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 Sterrhinae
Tribe Scopulini
Genus Lophosis
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
originally placed in the genus Eois
1 species in North America (and the world) listed at All-Leps
wingspan about 14 mm, based on Jim Vargo photos at MPG
Adult: male wings shiny purple with broad yellow terminal band separated from the purple by a sharp dividing line; female wings similar but with broad yellow AM band, and the terminal band is separated from the purple by a diffuse line broken into patches
Arizona to Florida, north to Ohio and New York (at least historically; mostly confined to southeastern states, and records in the west and north are rare and/or old)
also occurs in Cuba; type specimen of L. labeculata collected in Arizona
Internet References
pinned adult images of male and female L. labeculata by Jim Vargo (Moth Photographers Group)
live adult images of female L. labeculata by Machele White, and male by Darryl Searcy (Moth Photographers Group)
classification and type species/specimen (Butterflies and Moths of the World)