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Species Rindgea subterminata - Hodges#6413

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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 Macariini
Genus Rindgea
Species subterminata (Rindgea subterminata - Hodges#6413)
Hodges Number
6413
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Rindgea subterminata (Barnes & McDunnough, 1913) (1)
Macaria subterminata Barnes & McDunnough, 1913
Semiothisa subterminata (Barnes & McDunnough, 1913)(2)
Numbers
There are 13 named species of Rindgea in America north of Mexico. (3)
Size
Forewing length: (1)
♂ 10-12 mm.
♀ 10-13 mm.
Identification
The original description as Macaria subterminata Barnes & McDunnough, is available at the link in the print references below.
Forewing dorsal surface usually has a distinctive dark spot in subterminal area just opposite the discal cell. The pale postmedial line is complete and bordered on both sides by brown making it appear as double.(1)
Hindwing ventral surface is divided, having a pale brown to whitish outer margin half and a very dark basal half. (distinctive feature). (1)
Range
South Texas (4)
Season
Adults are seen March to June with the most active time being October and November. A few Records from December. (1)
Food
Larval host is unknown. (1)
At least one brood has been reared on Huisache - New name Vachellia constricta. A. Hendrickson
See Also
Two similar species from South Texas are.
Rindgea flaviterminata, the dark spot in the subterminal area is much reduced or absent. (1)
Rindgea stipularia lacks the black spots where the transverse lines meet the costa and is rarely collected in extreme southern Texas. (1)
Compare to others on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Barnes & McDunnough 1913. Contributions to the Natural History of the Lepidoptera of North America. 126.
Ferguson, 2008. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 17.2. p. 324, pl. 8.22-24.(1)
Internet References