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Species Semaeopus gracilata - Hodges#7142

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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 Semaeopus
Species gracilata (Semaeopus gracilata - Hodges#7142)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Semaeopus gracilata (Grossbeck, 1912)
Dasycosymbia gracilata Grossbeck, 1912
Phylogenetic sequence #910550.00
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet is Latin meaning "slim, lean, graceful."
Wingspan 23.5-25 mm. (1)
Described from southern Arizona specimens collected from the Catalina and Baboquivari Mountains, Redington and Christmas (Grossbeck, 1912). Three specimens collected from Coyote Mountains, Pima County, Arizona.(1) Bordelon & Knudson added Brewster Co., TX (LepSoc), and there is a recent record from Jeff Davis Co., TX (iNaturalist).
April-May and August-September. Early literature records are all from the first week in August (Grossbeck, 1912; Wright, 1920); the Gillette Museum has as an AZ specimen from February (SCAN).
Print References
Grossbeck, J.A., 1912. Miscellaneous notes and descriptions of North American Geometridae. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 20(4): 283.
Wright, W., 1920. Report on the Lepidoptera of the American Museum Expedition to Arizona, 1916: Geometridae and Epiplemidae. Bulletin AMNH 42(14): 483-490. (1)