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Species Digrammia rippertaria - Hodges#6394

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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 Macariini
Genus Digrammia
Species rippertaria (Digrammia rippertaria - Hodges#6394)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Digrammia rippertaria (Duponchel, 1830)
Phasiane rippertaria Doponchel, 1830
forewing length:
Alaska and Canada moths average 12-15 mm. for males and 11-15 mm. for females.
South Dakota moths averaged larger with males 14-17 mm. and females 14-16 mm.(1)
two forms: banded and unbanded occur.
banded : antimedial line is bold black bar for the first 2/3 from the inner margin, then ends before reaching costa. Postmedial line similar but s-shaped curve then fading or ending before reaching costa. PM line may have diffused gray shading on the outer side. Fringe is lightly checkered with two shades of gray. Discal spot is usually a small elongated spot filled with gray. Subterminal line is a weak series of spots or crescents.(1)
Labrador to Alaska and south only to the Dakotas and Montana(1)
adults are seen from mid May until late July(1)
larval host is willow (Salix sp.)
Print References
Ferguson, D.C., 2008. MONA Fascicle 17.2; p. 295; pl. 7.42-43.(1)
Works Cited
1.The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 17.2, Geometroidea, Geometridae, Ennominae.
Douglas C. Ferguson . 2008. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.