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Species Macaria austrinata - Macaria austrinata - Hodges#6301.1

6301.1  - Macaria austrinata - female Speranza austrinata? - Macaria austrinata 6301.1  - Macaria austrinata - female 6301.1  - Macaria austrinata - female Gray moth with yellowish forewing stripes - Macaria austrinata - male 6301.1   - Macaria austrinata - female Macaria austrinata - female Macaria austrinata
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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 Macaria
Species austrinata ( Macaria austrinata - Hodges#6301.1)
Hodges Number
6301.1
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Macaria austrinata Ferguson, 2008
Speranza austrinata Ferguson, 2008(1)
Ferguson(2008) described this species distinguishing it from Speranza (Macaria) guenearia. (1)
Numbers
There are more than 50 Macaria species in America north of Mexico. (1)
Size
Forewing length:(1)
♀ 11-16 mm.
♂ 11-15 mm.
Identification
Yellow postmedial band is slightly irregular, often interrupted and not of uniform width.
There is usually some dark gray shading on both sides of yellow band often being a dark wedge shaped spot on the outer side of the band.(1)
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Range
California, from Los Angeles and Ventura counties to Baja. There is some overlapping with Macaria guenearia in the northern part of the range. (2), (1)
Season
Records of adults are mostly from April to June. (1)
Food
Larval host is redberry buckthorn, Rhamnus crocea. (1)
See Also
Macaria guenearia which differs by
Having a more straight yellow postmedial band of uniform width.
The costa is much more yellow.
There are no dark wedge shaped spots on the outer side of the yellow postmedial. band(1)
Print References
Ferguson, D.C., 2008. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 17.2, Geometroidea, Geometridae, Ennominae. p. 146, f. 30e, 30g, pl. 3, f. 36-37. (1)