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Species Idaea micropterata - Hodges#7119

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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 Sterrhinae
Tribe Sterrhini
Genus Idaea
Species micropterata (Idaea micropterata - Hodges#7119)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Idaea micropterata (Hulst, 1900)
Eois micropterata Hulst, 1900 (1)
There are more than 27 species of the genus Idaea in America north of Mexico. (2)
ID confirmed by Charlie Covell.
Florida to North Carolina and Texas. (3), (4)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Heppner (2003) reported adults from March to July, December. (4)
Larval host is unknown. (4)
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group. (2)
Print References
Hulst, G.D. 1900. New species of Lepidoptera. Journal of the New York Entomological Society. 8: 217. (1)
Works Cited
1.New Species of Lepidoptera
Geo D Hulst. 1900. Journal of The New York Entomological Society 8: 215-225 .
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.Natural Heritage Program List of the Rare Animal Species of North Carolina
Harry E. LeGrand, Jr., John T. Finnegan, Stephen P. Hall, Andrea J. Leslie, Judith A. Ratcliffe. 2012. North Carolina Natural Heritage Program 1-150.
4.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.
5.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems