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Species Nemoria pistaciaria - Hodges#7027

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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 Geometrinae (Emeralds)
Tribe Nemoriini
Genus Nemoria
Species pistaciaria (Nemoria pistaciaria - Hodges#7027)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Nemoria pistaciaria (Packard, 1876)
Anaplodes pistaciaria Packard, 1876
Eucrostes chloroleucaria var. unistrigata (Gumppenberg, 1895)
There are 36 named species of the genus Nemoria in America north of Mexico. (1), (2)
Forewing length:(2), (3)
♂ 12-16 mm
♀ 13-16 mm
Key points:(2)
Forewing lacks the antemedial lines. Postmedial lines white and distinct.
Dorsal of abdomen is unmarked.
Dark discal spots usually present on both wings.
Forewing costa and fringe whitish with reddish scales near base and often at apex.
Wings evenly striated with white.
Coastal California and Oregon.(2)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Adults fly from March to October. (2)
Larval host uncertain. (2)
Life Cycle
Two generations per year. Early stages unknown. (2)
See Also
Compare to others on the archived photos of living moths and pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Comstock, J.A. & C. Henne 1940. Notes on the early stages of Nemoria pistaciaria Pack. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 39(1): 78, pl.9-11
Ferguson, D.C., 1985. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 18.1: p. 33; pl. 1.60-62.(2)
Packard, A.S. 1876. A monograph of the Geometrid moths or Phalœnidae of the United States. p. 392.
Works Cited
1.North American Moth Photographers Group
2.The Moths of America North of Mexico Fascicle 18.1. Geometroidea, Geometridae (Part), Geometrinae
Douglas C. Ferguson . 1985. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.
3. A revision of the moths of the subfamily Geometrinae of America north of Mexico (Insecta, Lepidoptera)
Douglas C. Ferguson. 1969. Peabody Museum of Natural History Yale University Bulletin 29.