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Species Macaria pallipennata - Hodges#6317

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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 Ennominae
Tribe Macariini
Genus Macaria
Species pallipennata (Macaria pallipennata - Hodges#6317)
Hodges Number
6317
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Macaria pallipennata (Barnes & McDunnough, 1912)
Speranza pallipennata (Barnes & McDunnough, 1912) (1)
Diastictis pallipennata Barnes & McDunnough, 1912
Size
Forewing length: (1)
♂ 10-12 mm.
♀ 12-13.5 mm.
Identification
Range
Southern Arizona, New Mexico and western Texas. (2), (1)
Holotype collected in Redington, Arizona. (1)
Collection sites include Jeff Davis, Brewster, and Culberson counties in western Texas. (1)
Lincoln and Eddy counties in New Mexico. (1)
Cochise, Oracle, Pinal, Redington, Pima, Santa Cruz, and Madera counties in Arizona. (1)
Habitat
Dry mountainous areas from 3,400-5,300' elevation. (1)
Season
Adults are most common from April to September. (1)
Food
Ferguson (2008) reported the early stages and the larval host plant are unknown. (1)
Remarks
Macaria pallipennata is the most common of this species group in the Texas to Arizona area. (1)
See Also
Compare on the plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Barnes & McDunnough, 1912. New species and genera of North American Lepidoptera. The Canadian Entomologist 44: 126.
Ferguson, D.C., 2008. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 17.2. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, p. 161; pl. 3, figs. 56-59. (1)
Sihvonen, P. & P. Skou, 2015. Ennominae I. In: A. Hausmann (ed.): The Geometrid Moths of Europe, 5.(3)