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Species Ixala desperaria - Hodges#6695

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