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Species Glena interpunctata - Hodges#6451

Arizona Moth - Glena interpunctata - female Glena interpunctata Glena interpunctata Glena interpunctata
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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 Boarmiini
Genus Glena
Species interpunctata (Glena interpunctata - Hodges#6451)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Glena interpunctata (Barnes & McDunnough, 1917)
Monroa (Cleora) interpunctata Barnes & McDunnough, 1917 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence # 191275
There are ten named species of Glena in America north of Mexico. (2), (3)
Forewing length 14-20 mm.(1)
One of the largest species in the group. The specimens from Arizona to Texas have only dots for a postmedial line and the northern population has a bolder solid line. When the median line is visible it converges with the postmedial line near the inner margin.(1)
Arizona to western Texas, north to Utah, Colorado, and southern Montana. (4), (5), (6), (1)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Most records are from May to August. (3)
Larval foodplant in the Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas is alligator juniper, Juiperus deppeana Steud. (1)
See Also
Compare to related species on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.