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Species Xanthotype rufaria - Rufous Geometer Moth - Hodges#6742

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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 Angeronini
Genus Xanthotype
Species rufaria (Rufous Geometer Moth - Hodges#6742)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Xanthotype rufaria Swett, 1918
Forewing length: (1)
♂ 14-19 mm.
♀ 15-25 mm.
The original description is available online in the print references below.
The Rindge (1978) revised description, including detailed description of genitalia, is available in PDF. (1)
New Jersey to Florida(2) and Missouri to Louisiana. (3), (4), (5)
Holotype collected in Glenwood, Volusia County, Florida. (1)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Adults are most common from May to August. (3)
Heppner (2003) reported adults from February to June, August to October, December in Florida. (5)
Larval host unknown. (5), (1)
See Also
The Xanthotype should be determined by genitalia or DNA. In a few species the range is helpful.
Compare to others on the archived photos of living moths and pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Swett, L.W. 1918. Xanthotype crocataria Fabricius, with descriptions of new species. The Lepidopterist, 2(11-12): 88.