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Species Rindgea stipularia - Hodges#6409

Rindgea stipularia
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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 Macariini
Genus Rindgea
Species stipularia (Rindgea stipularia - Hodges#6409 )
Hodges Number
6409
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Rindgea stipularia (Barnes & McDunnough, 1913)
Macaria stipularia Barnes & McDunnough, 1913
Numbers
The genus Rindgea includes 13 species in America north of Mexico. (1)
Size
Forewing length: (1)
males 11-12 mm.
females about 10.5 mm.
Identification
Forewing is a mottled brownish color and lacks the black marks along the costa where the transverse lines begin. The very similar Rindgea nigricomma has the bold black marks along the costa and is a more gray color.(1)
Range
In the United States known only from Brownsville, Laguna Atascosa and the Sabal Palm Sanctuary of Cameron County, Texas. (1)
A few specimens taken in Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipis, and Jalisco, Mexico. (1)
Food
Larval host is unknown. (1)
See Also
Rindgea nigricomma has a more gray forewing color with bold black marks where the transverse lines meet the costa.(1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 17.2, Geometroidea, Geometridae, Ennominae.
Douglas C. Ferguson . 2008. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group