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Species Macaria flavicaria - Hodges#6276

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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 Macariini
Genus Macaria
Species flavicaria (Macaria flavicaria - Hodges#6276)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Macaria flavicaria (Packard, 1876)
Speranza flavicaria (Packard, 1876)
Thamnonoma flavicaria Packard, 1876
Diastictis subfalcata Hulst, 1896
Males are light yellowish brown with a dark forewing discal spot.(1)
Colorado to New Mexico, Utah, and Arizona. (1)
Macaria flavicaria is replaced by S. helena in areas of western Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, eastern Washington and eastern Oregon.(1)
7,000-8800' elevations in Colorado and as low as 6,050' in New Mexico. Adults usually found near patches of Ribes (currants)(1)
Adults fly late June to early August(1)
The larval host is uncertain but suspected to be Ribes (currants). (1)
Life Cycle
See Also
Macaria ribearia

Macaria helena
Print References
Ferguson, D.C., 2008. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 17.2. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation., p. 125; pl. 3.1-2. (1)
Sihvonen, P. & P. Skou, 2015. Ennominae I. In: A. Hausmann (ed.): The Geometrid Moths of Europe, 5: