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Species Pero mizon - Hodges#6757

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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 Azelinini
Genus Pero
Species mizon (Pero mizon - Hodges#6757)
Hodges Number
6757
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author: Rindge, 1955
Size
forewing length 21 - 25 mm (1)
Range
southern BC to central California (1); common and widely distributed in wet conifer forests of the Pacific Northwest, especially abundant west of the Cascades (USGS)
Food
Grossulariaceae, Pinaceae, Rosaceae (1); (USGS) reports hosts as maple Acer, madrone Arbutus menziesii, snowberry Symphoricarpos albus, ocean spray Holodiscus discolor, and oak Quercus and conifers, such as Douglas-fir Pseudotsuga menziesii and western hemlock Tsuga heterophylla
Life Cycle
Eggs laid in rows on host leaves. Overwinter as fourth instar larva (1)
See Also
Populations in the southern Rocky Mountains are considered to be a separate species, Pero giganteus (USGS)
Print References
Rindge, F.H. 1955. A revision of some species of Pero from the western United States (Lepidoptera, Geometridae). American Museum Novitates 1750: 1-33 (PDF) (2)
Internet References
USGS - species page
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
2.A revision of some species of Pero from the western United States (Lepidoptera, Geometridae).
Frederick. H. Rindge. 1955. American Museum Novitates 1750: 1-33.