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Species Hydriomena edenata - Hodges#7232

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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 Larentiinae
Tribe Hydriomenini
Genus Hydriomena
Species edenata (Hydriomena edenata - Hodges#7232)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hydriomena edenata Swett, 1909
Hydriomena edenata prasinata McDunnough, 1954
Hydriomena edenata baueri McDunnough, 1954
Hydriomena edenata grandis Barnes & McDunnough, 1917
Hydriomena edenata olivata Wright, 1916
Hydriomena edenata pallidata Wright, 1916
Hydriomena edenata indistincta McDunnough, 1952
H. edenata is one of the commonest species of early spring, varying not only in size but also in maculation and coloration.
A main characteristics is found in the forks of the uncus; these are separated by a deep, but rather variable, excavation and are bent inward and downward apically, terminating in a rather sharp point; vesica with a small, very faint cluster of thin cornuti.
western (BC, CA, OR, WA) (1)
Print References
McDunnough, 1954: 263-269. (2)
Swett, L.W., 1909: 232. (3)
Works Cited
1.North American Moth Photographers Group
2.The Species of the Genus Hydriomena Occurring in America North of Mexico (Geometridae, Larentiinae).
McDunnough, James H. 1954. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 104(3): 241-358.
3.New Geometrids in the genus Hydriomena
Swett, L.W. 1909. The Canadian Entomologist. 41(6): 229-233.