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Species Ixala desperaria - Hodges#6695

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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 Ennominae
Tribe Caberini
Genus Ixala
Species desperaria (Ixala desperaria - Hodges#6695)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ixala desperaria (Hulst, 1887)
forewing 14-16 mm(1)
one round white spot near middle of hindwing(1)
British Columbia to western South Dakota and south to Arizona and Colorado. (2), (3), (1)
Adults fly from May to August. (1)
Larvae from Arizona have been known to feed on Ceanothus fendleri.(1)
Life Cycle
Larvae have a brown and green. (polymorphic)
See Also
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Print References
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America, p. 213, pl. 29.7. (1)