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Species Tornos scolopacinaria - Dimorphic Gray - Hodges#6486

Tornos scolopacinarius - Dimorphic Gray - Hodges#6486 - Tornos scolopacinaria - female Tornos scolopacinaria - male Tornos scolopacinaria - Dimorphic Gray - Tornos scolopacinaria Tornos scolopacinaria Tornos scolopacinaria Tornos scolopacinaria - female Tornos scolopacinaria - female Dimorphic Gray - Tornos scolopacinaria
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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 Boarmiini
Genus Tornos
Species scolopacinaria (Dimorphic Gray - Hodges#6486)
Hodges Number
6486
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tornos scolopacinaria (Guenée, [1858])
Lepiodes scolopacinaria Guenée, [1858] (1250)
Size
Wingspan: ♂ 21-29 mm, ♀ 23-30 mm. (1)
Identification
Genitalia:



8/7/2023 Ann Hendrickson:
It is my opinion that PHOTOGRAPH identification for this species is only accurate for FEMALES. JR(females that are fresh and have very bright white ground colors can be accurately IDed as scolopacinaria, but with time, they darken, males are darker and can be misidentified as abjectarius. Dissection is needed for both species).
Range
Eastern half of the United States, from Long Island, southern Connecticut, southern Pennsylvania, and southern Wisconsin south to Georgia and Texas and west to central Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. (1)
Season
All year in the south.
Food
Aster, Coreopsis (1)
Remarks
Southern moths more variable.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.A Revision of the genus Tornos (Morrison) Lepidoptera, Geometridae
Frederick H. Rindge. 1954. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 104(2): 1-39.