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Species Cyclophora culicaria - Hodges#7134

Unknown Geometrid Moth? - Cyclophora culicaria Moth Woodland Twp - Cyclophora culicaria 910542.00 –  - Cyclophora culicaria Cyclophora culicaria
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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 Sterrhinae
Tribe Cosymbiini
Genus Cyclophora
Species culicaria (Cyclophora culicaria - Hodges#7134 )
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cyclophora culicaria (Guenée, [1858])
There are 7 descibed Cyclophora species found in America north of Mexico. (1)
Wingspan about 15 mm. (2)
Florida to Alabama, and New Jersey. (3), (4), (5)
Most recent specimens were collected in Florida's Apalachicola region and Liberty County (2)
Most likely a wetlands species. (2)
Heppner (2003) states adults fly April to June, August. (2), (5)
Larval host is Leiophyllum buxifolium (sand myrtle).
North Carolina has the species listed as prone to extinction
See Also
Schweitzer, Minno, and Wagner (2002)(2) reference an undescribed species that is paler and less tan and also has an all pink form.
Cyclophora packardi
Works Cited
1.North American Moth Photographers Group
2.Rare, Declining, and Poorly Known Butterflies and Moths of Forests and Woodlands in the Eastern United States
Dale F. Schweitzer, Marc C. Minno, David L. Wagner. 2011. U.S. Forest Service, Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team, FHTET-2011-01. .
3.South Carolina Moth Species
4.Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Florida
5.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.