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Species Glena furfuraria - Hodges#6446

Glena furfuraria ssp. furfuraria, #6446 - Glena furfuraria - male Hodges#6446 - Glena furfuraria - male Image 1883 - Glena furfuraria - male Img 1888 - Glena furfuraria - female Hodges#6446 - Glena furfuraria - male Geometrid Moth - Glena furfuraria - male Glena furfuraria? - Glena furfuraria Geometrid 02-CFR - Glena furfuraria - male
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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 Boarmiini
Genus Glena
Species furfuraria (Glena furfuraria - Hodges#6446)
Hodges Number
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."
There are ten named species of Glena in America north of Mexico. (2), (3)
Forewing length 16-22 mm., the females average larger than males.(1)
The central Texas population are smaller at 13-20 mm. (1)
Forewings light gray to grayish brown with obscure maculation.(1)
New Mexico, western and central Texas to Colorado.(1)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Adults fly from April through September.(1)
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.