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Species Nepterotaea furva - Hodges#6526

Nepterotaea furva - Hodges #6526 - Nepterotaea furva - male
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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 Boarmiini
Genus Nepterotaea
Species furva (Nepterotaea furva - Hodges#6526)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Nepterotaea furva Rindge, 1973 (1)
Explanation of Names
The specific epithet is for the Latin furvus, meaning dark colored. (1)
Forewing is gray with with bold, black, smoothly bisinuate postmedian line. (1)
Western Texas, New Mexico. (2), (1)
Holotype collected in Sierra Diablo WMA, Culberson County, Texas (elevation 6,000').
Adults appear to be most common in June, July and September. (1)
The host plant is unknown. (1)
Print References
Rindge, F.H. 1973. A revision of the moth genera Nepterotaea and Chesiadodes (Lepidoptera, Geometridae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 152(4): 212, 222; figs. 6, 14, 23. (1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.A revision of the moth genera Nepterotaea and Chesiadodes (Lepidoptera, Geometridae)
Frederick H. Rindge. 1973. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 152(4): 205-252.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group