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Species Nemoria glaucomarginaria - Hodges#7049

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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 Geometrinae (Emeralds)
Tribe Nemoriini
Genus Nemoria
Species glaucomarginaria (Nemoria glaucomarginaria - Hodges#7049)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Nemoria glaucomarginaria (Barnes & McDunnough, 1917)
Racheospila glaucomarginaria Barnes & McDunnough, 1917
Phylogenetic Sequence # 910630
Ferguson (1985) reported the forewing length. (1)
♂ 15-18 mm.
♀ 13.5-18.5 mm.
The adults have a cream colored dorsal abdominal spots surrounded by faded brick-red. (1)
Specimen identified by DNA analysis:

Larvae - a greenleaf manzanita inflorescence mimic (see photo link below)
British Columbia to southern California.
Holotype from Laguna Beach, California. (1)
Life Cycle
Porter (1986) description of the larvae and life history is online in PDF. (2)
See Also
Ferguson (1985) stated the species is most often confused with Nemoria darwiniata which has smaller white dorsal abdominal spots surrounded by bright pinkish red. (1)
Print References
Barnes, W. & J.H., McDunnough, 1917. New species and varieties of Geometridae. Contributions to the Natural History of the Lepidoptera of North America 3(4): 224.
Ferguson, D.C., 1985. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 18.1. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, p. 67; pl. 3, figs. 30-32. (1)
Porter, A.H., 1986. Life history of Nemoria glaucomarginaria (Barnes & McDunnough) and larvarl taxonomy of the tribe Nemoriini. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 40(4): 304-314. (2)