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Species Hydriomena exculpata - Hodges#7223

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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 Larentiinae
Tribe Hydriomenini
Genus Hydriomena
Species exculpata (Hydriomena exculpata - Hodges#7223)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hydriomena exculpata Barnes & McDunnough, 1917
Hydriomena tribulata Barnes & McDunnough, 1917
One of 57 Hydriomena species found in America north of Mexico.
wingspan 30-34 mm
Hindwing is brownish with a dark discal spot and angled postmedial line.

Photo from Libby & Rick Avis of a specimen identified by DNA
Across all of southern Canada and south in the Coast Range to Califonia and the Rocky Mountains of Colorado; Alaska.
(Type locality: Ketchikan, Alaska)

* Known in the Southern Appalachians from a single specimen collected on the top of Mount Mitchell.
Adults fly from May through June in Alaska and later in areas further south.
Life Cycle
Appears to be single brooded throughout the range.
See Also
Many Hydriomena and Eulithis species are similar.