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Species Idaea bonifata - Fortunate Idaea - Hodges#7102

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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 bonifata (Fortunate Idaea - Hodges#7102)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Idaea bonifata (Hulst, 1887)
Eois bonifata
Carphoxera ptelearia Riley, 1891
Eois delicata Hulst, 1896
Phylogenetic Sequence # 910508
Forewing length 6-7 mm.(1)
Specimens identified by DNA analysis:

Larvae - see Riley's description of synonym Carphoxera ptelearia (108-113).
Widespread in the US and some parts of Canada (2)(3)
The flight period is March to November with the peak in June. (2)
Larva feed on decaying leaves and stored grains. (1)
One of the smallest geometrids found in North America. (1)
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group (2)
Print References
Hulst, G.D., 1887. New species of Geometridae, no. 3. Entomologica Amercana 2(10): 187
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. pl. 31, fig. 28; p. 222. (1)
Riley, C.V. 1891. A new herbarium pest. Insect Life 4(3-4): 108.