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Species Lophosis labeculata - Stained Lophosis - Hodges#7181

Stained Lophosis Moth - Hodges #7181 - Lophosis labeculata - female Stained Lophosis - Hodges#7181 - Lophosis labeculata - male Stained Lophosis - Lophosis labeculata - female Lophosis labeculata - female ? - Lophosis labeculata - male Lophosis labeculata.  - Lophosis labeculata Moth to porch light  - Lophosis labeculata - male moth - Lophosis labeculata
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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
Species labeculata (Stained Lophosis - Hodges#7181)
Hodges Number
7181
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lophosis labeculata (Hulst, 1887) (1)
Eois labeculata Hulst, 1887
syn. L. roseotincta
Phylogenetic sequence # 210600
Numbers
the only species in this genus in North America
Size
Wingspan about 14 mm. (Hulst, 1887)
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.
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Range
Heppner (2003) listed the range as Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of New Jersey to Florida and Texas. (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8)
Also occurs in Cuba.
Season
Adults are most common from April to October. (9)
Heppner (2003) reported adults from January to August, October to December in Florida. (7)
Food
Heppner (2003) reported the larval host plant is unknown. (7)
Print References
Hulst, G.D. 1887. New species of Geometridae No. 3. Entomologica Americana, 2: 187.
Hulst, G.D. 1896. Classification of the Geometrina of North America, with descriptions of new genera and species, 308. (1)
Internet References
presence in New York; list (Timothy McCabe, Olive Natural Heritage Society, New York)
presence in Virginia; list and status of Species in Greatest Conservation Need (Virginia Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries)