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Genus Lophosis

Lophosis labeculata - female Hodges #7181 - Stained Lophosis Moth - Lophosis labeculata - female Stained Lophosis - Lophosis labeculata - female Lophosis labeculata - Stained Lophosis - Hodges#7181 - Lophosis labeculata Lophosis labeculata - Stained Lophosis - Lophosis labeculata  Lophosis labeculata - Stained Lophosis - Lophosis labeculata Lophosis labeculata Moth to porch light  - Lophosis labeculata - male
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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 Sterrhinae
Tribe Scopulini
Genus Lophosis
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
originally placed in the genus Eois
Numbers
1 species in North America (and the world) listed at All-Leps
Size
wingspan about 14 mm, based on Jim Vargo photos at MPG
Identification
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
Range
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)