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Species Caripeta pulcherrima - Hodges#6870

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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 Ourapterygini
Genus Caripeta
Species pulcherrima (Caripeta pulcherrima - Hodges#6870)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Caripeta pulcherrima (Guedet, 1941)
Lygris pulcherrima Guedet, 1941 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence #911304
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from the Latin pulcher meaning "beauty". There are two others that share the name, the geometrid Nemoria pulcherrima (Barnes & McDunnough, 1916) and the tortricid Sparganothis pulcherrimana (Walsingham, 1879).
Wingspan 31-33 mm. (2), (1)
Adult - Orange hindwings distinguish this species from all similar Caripeta species. See original description in Print References. (1)
Southeastern Arizona.
Type location: Southwest Research Station, Cave Creek Canyon, Cochise County. (1)
Print References
Gaudet, E., 1941. Geometrid notes and new species (Lepidoptera). Pan-Pacific Entomologist 17(4): 192. (1)
Works Cited
1.Geometrid notes and new species (Lepidoptera).
Edward Gaudet. 1941. Pan-Pacific Entomologist 17(4): 190-192.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group