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Species Thyrinteina arnobia - Hodges#6772

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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 Nacophorini
Genus Thyrinteina
Species arnobia (Thyrinteina arnobia - Hodges#6772)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Eucalypt defoliator
Eucalyptus defoliator
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Thyrinteina arnobia (Stoll, 1782)
Phalaena geometra arnobia Stoll, 1782

The species has a normal and melanic form, south of the United States.
Strays to southern Texas; Mexico to Central America.
Research has concluded the Brazil population of Thyrinteina arnobia covers its eggs with compounds that are toxic to the parasitoid wasp Trichogramma maxacalii.
Thyrinteina arnobia is a major defoliating pest of Eucalyptus plantations in Brazil. (1)
Print References
Stoll, 1782. Cramer's Pap. Exot., 4: 188, table 383.1.
Works Cited
1.The eucalypt defoliator Thyrinteina arnobia (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) protects its eggs from parasitism
Harley N. Oliveira, Teresinha V. Zanuncio, Jose C. Zanuncio, Jose E. Serrao. 2008. Biological Letters 45: 23–-28.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems