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Species Glena furfuraria - Hodges#6446

Glena furfuraria ssp. furfuraria, #6446 - Glena furfuraria - male Image 1883 - Glena furfuraria - male Geometrid Moth - Glena furfuraria - male Glena furfuraria? - Glena furfuraria Geometrid 02-CFR - Glena furfuraria - male Geometrid 03-CFR - Glena furfuraria - male Geometrid TBD - BBNP 1 - Glena furfuraria - female geometrid - Glena furfuraria - female
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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 Glena
Species furfuraria (Glena furfuraria - Hodges#6446)
Hodges Number
6446
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Glena furfuraria (Hulst, 1888)
Glena furfuraria minor (Sperry, 1952)
Boarmia furfuraria Hulst, 1888 (1)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin furfuris meaning "scaly, scurfy."
Numbers
There are ten named species of Glena in America north of Mexico. (2), (3)
Size
Forewing length 16-22 mm., the females average larger than males.(1)
The central Texas population are smaller at 13-20 mm. (1)
Identification
Forewings light gray to grayish brown with obscure maculation.(1)
Range
New Mexico, western and central Texas to Colorado.(1)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Season
Adults fly from April through September.(1)
Food
Larval host unknown.(1)
See Also
Glena grisearia which is browner and with bolder maculation.(1)


Print References
Hulst, G.D. 1888. New species of Geometridae. Entomologica Americana Vol. 3, No. 4. p. (214) (read oline or download PDF)
Rindge, R. H. 1965. A revision of the Nearctic species of the genus Glena (Lepidoptera: Geometridae).(1)
Works Cited
1.A revision of the Nearctic species of the genus Glena (Lepidoptera: Geometridae)
Frederick H. Rindge. 1965. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 129(3).
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.