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Species Ametris nitocris - Seagrape Spanworm Moth - Hodges#6259

6259 - Ametris nitocris Green moth - Ametris nitocris
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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 Alsophilini
Genus Ametris
Species nitocris (Seagrape Spanworm Moth - Hodges#6259 )
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ametris nitocris (Cramer, 1780)
Phalaena nitocris Cramer, 1780
Ametris nitocris is the only member of the genus found in America north of Mexico. (1)
Wingspan 38-43 mm. (2)
Determined by Jim Vargo.
Florida (2), (3), (4)
West Indies, Mexico to South America. (4)
Heppner (2003) reported adults are from January to September; November in Florida. (4)
Heppner (2003) reported the larval host plant is Coccoloba diversifolia Jacq. (Polygonaceae). (4)
See Also
Ametris nitocris is unlikely to be confused with other species north of Mexico.
Print References
Cramer, 1780. De Uitlandsche Kapellen, Voorkomende in de Drie Waereld-Deelen Asia, Africa en America 3(23-24): 148, pl. 275, f. A.
Prout, L.B. 1910. Lepidoptera Heterocera Fam. Geometridae. Genera Insectorum, 103, fig. 3.