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Species Psamatodes trientata - Hodges#6332.1

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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 Macariini
Genus Psamatodes
Species trientata (Psamatodes trientata - Hodges#6332.1 )
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Dark-shaded Angle (1)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Psamatodes trientata (Herrich-Schäffer)
Orig. Comb: Macaria trientata Herrich-Schäffer, 1870
Forewing length about 15 mm.(2)
Smaller and browner than Psamatodes abydata, usually with less contrast between the lighter inner 2/3 of the forewing and the darker distal 1/3; the namesake dark dots lining the postmedial line of abydata are "obsolescent" (absent or very tiny) on trientata.
Dark granulation and flecking is reduced on all wings.
The black extramedial spot usually found on P. abydata is very reduced in the female P. trientata and is lacking in the males.
FL peninsula, c. TX to C. Amer. / W. Indies - Map (MPG)
See Also
6332 Dot-lined Angle - Psamatodes abydata
- Range: e. US to AZ
Print References
Ferguson, D. C., 2008. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 17.2: p. 175; pl. 4.10-12.(2)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - MPG (several of the photos appear to be Psamatodes abydata)
Works Cited
2.The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 17.2, Geometroidea, Geometridae, Ennominae.
Douglas C. Ferguson . 2008. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.