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Species Sicyopsis blanchardata - Hodges#6916.1

Sicyopsis blanchardata - Hodges #6916.1 - Sicyopsis blanchardata - female Sicyopsis blanchardata
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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 Ourapterygini
Genus Sicyopsis
Species blanchardata (Sicyopsis blanchardata - Hodges#6916.1)
Hodges Number
6916.1
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sicyopsis blanchardata Ferguson, 1983
Explanation of Names
Named after Andre Blanchard who discovered the moth in 1973. (1)
Size
Wing length 13 to 15 mm (1)
Identification
Ferguson states this moth seems to have no close relatives (1)
Head: Pale, tawny-yellow. Eyes large, slightly smaller on female.
Antenna: Simple, slightly thicker on male.
Thorax: Pale tawny-yellow, long hairs (scales).
Wings: Pale tawny-yellow with a diagonal light brown line from near costal tip to about center at lower (inner) margin. Line fading near tip and progressively thickening to inner margin. Line sometimes absent. Sometimes with light shading nearer base. Small brown discal dot. Fringes pale tawny-yellow. A double accessory cell in the forewing. Male wings much lighter in color, diagonal line lighter.
Hind wings pale creamy, no marks.
Legs: Grayish-yellow, thin. Both male and female with hind shin (tibia) spurs. (1)
Range
Western Texas, New Mexico (1)
Habitat
Mountains (1)
Season
Adults are most common in June, and September (1)
Food
Unknown
Life Cycle
Unknown
Remarks
Holotype male as Sicyopsis blanchardata by Douglas C. Ferguson. Type locality: Guadalupe Mountains, Culberson County, west Texas. In U.S. National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D. C. (1)
Allotype female as Sicyopsis blanchardata by Douglas C. Ferguson. Type locality: Chisos Mountains, Brewster County, west Texas. In U.S. National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D. C. (1)
Internet References
BOLD Systems - images of DNA supported specimens (3)
Works Cited
1.A New Genus and New Species of Geometrid Moth from Texas USA
Ferguson, Douglas C. 1983. Journal of The Lepidopterists' Society, V 37, P 24--28.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems