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Species Nepterotaea diagonalis - Hodges#6522

Lepidoptera - Nepterotaea diagonalis Nepterotaea diagonalis? - Nepterotaea diagonalis
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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 Nepterotaea
Species diagonalis (Nepterotaea diagonalis - Hodges#6522 )
Hodges Number
6522
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Nepterotaea diagonalis Cassino, 1927
Size
Forewing length:
♀ 10-12 mm.
♂ 10-13 mm.
Identification
Females are less strongly marked than males and the antennae are weakly serrated in the middle.
Range
Western Texas and southern New Mexico. (Arizona?)
See Also
Nepterotaea marjorae has much bolder transverse lines with the postmedial line extending all the way to the costa with a curved bend. Occurs in Arizona and New Mexico.
The pinned N. marjorae photo at Moth Photographers Group may not be correct.
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Glena quinquelinearia

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Compare to others on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Rindge, F.H. 1973. A revision of the moth genera Nepterotaea and Chesiadodes (Lepidoptera, Geometridae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 152(4): p. 214.(1)
Works Cited
1.A revision of the moth genera Nepterotaea and Chesiadodes (Lepidoptera, Geometridae)
Frederick H. Rindge. 1973. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 152(4): 205-252.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems