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Species Drepanulatrix carnearia - Hodges#6688

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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 Ennominae
Tribe Caberini
Genus Drepanulatrix
Species carnearia (Drepanulatrix carnearia - Hodges#6688)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
original combination Tephrosia carnearia Hulst, 1888
forewing length 12 - 14 mm (1)
Rindge (1949) described two forms of this species, D. c. carnearia and D. c. columbriaria. The form columbriaria is a bit larger and occurs from central California to British Columbia. Form carnearia is smaller and occurs from central California south to Mexico. The two forms fly together in central California. Form columbriaria males are described as more lightly marked with three cross lines, rose or purple color, narrow and sharply defined, not marked on costa or inner margin by swollen blotches, going completely across wing; terminal area lightly and evenly suffused with rose or purple. Female columbriaria similar to male with lines sometimes reduced and terminal area sometimes concolorous with remainder of wing, rarely strongly suffused. Form carnearia males are described as forewings often heavily marked with cross lines tending to be broad, diffuse, rose or red purple, arising on costa as large dark blotches, sometimes reduced or partially absent, usually enlarged on inner margin; terminal area variable from almost completely suffused with rose purple or purple black to suffusion present as one or two small clouds in middle of wing along PM line. Female form carnearia has forewings broadly suffused with orange or yellowish; cross lines indistinct, sometimes absent; terminal area concolorous with remainder of wing or lightly suffuse with purple. (2)
California to British Columbia and Idaho; Colorado? (2). Most abundant in the Sierra Nevada (1)

Records now here on BugGuide from Montana and Wyoming; record from Alberta at BOLD.
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
2.A revision of the geometrid moths formerly assigned to Drepanulatrix (Lepidoptera)
Frederick H. Rindge. 1949. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 94(5).