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Species Iridopsis cypressaria - Hodges#6571

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 Iridopsis
Species cypressaria (Iridopsis cypressaria - Hodges#6571)
Hodges Number
6571
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Iridopsis cypressaria (Grossbeck, 1917)
original combination Selidosema cypressaria Grossbeck, 1917; Bull. AMNH 37: 96
= Anacamptodes cypressaria ; Bull. USNM 132 (3): 186
* phylogenetic sequence #194400
Explanation of Names
Adults of cypressaria were first collected on the trunks of cypress trees
Size
forewing length 11-14 mm, smallest of its cogeners (Rindge, 1966)
Range
Type specimen from Florida; ranges along coastal plain up to North Carolina/Virginia
Food
Assumed by Grossbeck to feed on cypress, as the specific name indicates
Print References
Rindge FH (1966) Revision of the Moth genus Anacamptodes. Bulletin of the USNM 132 (3): 175-244, pl. 22-25 (34Mb PDF)
Internet References