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Species Euaspilates spinataria - Hodges#6917

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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 Ourapterygini
Genus Euaspilates
Species spinataria (Euaspilates spinataria - Hodges#6917)
Hodges Number
6917
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Euaspilates spinataria Packard, 1874
Numbers
Euaspilates spinataria is the only member of the genus in America north of Mexico. (1)
Size
Wingspan 26-29 mm.
Identification
The original description is available online in the print references below.
Forewings white with four clay brown oblique lines.
Range
Arizona to Texas, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma. (2)
Season
Adults are most common from April-May and July-September, November.
See Also
There is no similar species found north of Mexico.
Print References
Bruce, D. 1887. Food plants of Geometridae with other notes. Entomologica Americana. 3: 49.
Packard, 1874. Sixth Annual Report of the Trustees of the Peabody Academy of Science. 6: 45.
Works Cited
1.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.
2.Oklahoma moth species list by county (PDF)