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Species Melemaea virgata - Hodges#6856

Melemaea virgata 6856 - Melemaea virgata Melemaea virgata - Hodges #6856 - Melemaea virgata - male Melemaea virgata - male Melemaea virgata - male
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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 Ourapterygini
Genus Melemaea
Species virgata (Melemaea virgata - Hodges#6856)
Hodges Number
6856
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Melemaea virgata Taylor, 1906
Size
Forewing length 13-16 mm. (1)
Identification
Larva - see Powell and Opler plate 62.6. (1)
Range
Described from southern Arizona (Huachuca Mountains).
Season
Two generations in southern Arizona: adults fly late-June to early-July and September to October. Early flight is nocturnal and the later flight diurnal. (1)
Food
Pine. (1)
Print References
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. pl.30.2, p. 216. (1)
Taylor, G.W., 1906. On some new species of Geometrid moths from Arizona and California. Academy Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 17(6): 188.