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Species Glena cognataria - Blueberry Gray Moth - Hodges#6450

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Classification
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 cognataria (Blueberry Gray Moth - Hodges#6450 )
Hodges Number
6450
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Glena cognataria (Hübner, [1831]) (1)
Tephrosia cognataria Packard, 1825 (2), (3)
Anagoga cognataria (Hübner, "1896")
Diastictis crassata (Hulst, 1896)
Size
Forewing length 13-15 mm.(1)
Identification
The original description as Tephrosia cognataria Packard, is available in PDF and online at the link in the print references below. (2)
This grayish brown species is the smallest in the group. Fresh specimens will have a pink or violet tint and all wing markings are weak. (diagnostic charcters) (1)
Females are slightly darker and larger than males.(1)
Larva mature to 3 cm. (4)
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Range
Florida to Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. (5), (6), (1)
Type locality: USA: Pennsylvania.(1)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Habitat
Bogs and pine barrens. (7), (1), (4)
Season
Most records of adults are from March to August; year round in Florida.(1)
Food
Rindge(1), lists Vaccinium L. (blueberry).
Wagner(4), lists blueberry along with many hardwoods such as oak, maple, cherry, willow and poplar.
Remarks
Population appears to be on the decline in New York. (7)
See Also
Compare to others on the archived photos of living moths and pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Hulst, G.D. 1896. A classification of the Geometrina of North America, with descriptions of new genera and species. Transactions of the American Entomological Society p. 333. (2)
New York Natural Heritage Program. 2011. Online Conservation Guide for Glena cognataria (PDF). (7)
Rindge, R.H. 1965. A revision of the Nearctic species of the genus Glena (Lepidoptera: Geometridae). p. 287.(1)
Packard, A.S. 1876. Monograph of the Geometrid moths or Phalaenidae. Report of the United States Geological Survey of the Territories, Volume 10, p. 421. (3)
Works Cited
1.A revision of the Nearctic species of the genus Glena (Lepidoptera: Geometridae)
Frederick H. Rindge. 1965. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 129(3).
2.Classification of the Geometrina of North America, with descriptions of new genera and species
George D. Hulst. 1896. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 23: 245-386.
3.A Monograph of the Geometrid or Phalaenidae of the United States.
A. S. Packard. 1876. United States Geological Survey of the Territories 10: 1-599.
4.Caterpillars of Eastern North America
David L. Wagner. 2005. Princeton University Press.
5.Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Florida
6.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.
7.Online Conservation Guide for Glena cognataria.