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Species Sabulodes niveostriata - Hodges#7000

Sabulodes niveostriata Moth, dorsal - Sabulodes niveostriata Moth, spread dorsal - Sabulodes niveostriata Sabulodes niveostriata - female Sabulodes niveostriata - female moth - Sabulodes niveostriata Arizona Moth - Sabulodes niveostriata Arizona Moth - Sabulodes niveostriata
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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 Ourapterygini
Genus Sabulodes
Species niveostriata (Sabulodes niveostriata - Hodges#7000)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sabulodes niveostriata (Cockerell, 1894) (1)
Caripeta niveostriata Cockerell, 1894
Phengommataea niveostriata
Phengommataea gertruda Hulst, 1896
* phylogenetic sequence #205825
Explanation of Names
Species epithet means "white-striped" in Latin.
Forewing length: ♂ 18-21 mm, ♀ 20-23mm. (1), (2)
Adult - see Rindge (1978) in Print References.
In the Rocky Mountains from southern Wyoming, Colorado and Utah south to New Mexico and Arizona, west Texas and on to Sierra Madre Mountains in Chihuahua and Durango, Mexico. (3), (4), (5), (6), (2), (1)
Type locality. Cusack Ranch, Custer County, Colorado. (1)
Ponderosa pine forests. (2)
Adults fly June through September with one November record. (1)
Larval host is likely pine. (2)
See Also
Pseudohemihyalea ambigua - although unrelated resembles and often occurs in strict sympatry with P. amhigua.
Print References
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, p. 219, pl.31.5. (2)
Rindge, F.H. 1978. A revision of the genus Sabulodes (Lepidoptera, Geometridae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 160(4): 266-267, f.121-122. (1)
Works Cited
1.A revision of the genus Sabulodes (Lepidoptera, Geometridae).
Frederick H. Rindge. 1978. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 160(4): 193-292, f.1-154, tab.1.
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.Survey of Utah Moth Species
5. Moths of Rocky Mountain National Park (USGS)
6.Moths of Southeast Arizona