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Species Scopula timandrata - Hodges#7160

Scopula timandrata - female 7160 - Scopula timandrata
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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 Sterrhinae
Tribe Scopulini
Genus Scopula
Species timandrata (Scopula timandrata - Hodges#7160)
Hodges Number
7160
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Scopula timandrata (Walker, 1861)
Acidalia timandrata Walker, 1861
Size
Wingspan is 24-27 mm. (1)
Identification
Determined by Bob Patterson.
Range
Georgia and Florida. (2), (3)
Season
Heppner (2003) has Florida records from Feb-Apr, Jun-Jul, Sep-Nov. (3)
Food
Larval host is unknown. (3)
Remarks
It may turn out that this species is conspecific with S. limboundata. Covell mentions that the two have identical genitalia and suggests that timandrata may be just a form of limboundata. (4) As of 2016, BOLD does not appear to be able to separate the two by DNA.
See Also
Scopula limboundata - S. timandrata "...is easily recognized by its similarity in maculation to the relevata form of limboundata, but with the red fringe, and ruddier ground color." (4)
Print References
Walker, 1861. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum: Lepidoptera Heterocera. 23: 724.
Works Cited
1.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.
4.A Revision of the North American Species of the Genus Scopula (Lepidoptera, Geometridae)
Covell, C.V. 1970. Transactions of the American Entomological Society. 96(2):101-221.