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Species Taeniogramma octolineata - Hodges#6423

Day-flying moth - Taeniogramma octolineata unkn moth - Taeniogramma octolineata Light Moth - Taeniogramma octolineata Geometrid - Taeniogramma octolineata Geometrid - Taeniogramma octolineata Taeniogramma octolineata Arizona Moth - Taeniogramma octolineata Taeniogramma octolineata
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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 Cassymini
Genus Taeniogramma
Species octolineata (Taeniogramma octolineata - Hodges#6423)
Hodges Number
6423
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Taeniogramma octolineata (Hulst, 1887)
Semiothisa octolineata Hulst, 1887 (1)
Size
Ferguson (2008) listed the forewing length. (2)
♂ 9-11 mm.
♀ 9-13 mm.
Hulst (1887) listed a wingspan of 24 mm. (1)
Identification
The forewing has four regularly spaced nearly parallel transverse lines. The fringe on the outer half has a dark patch. (2)
Range
Arizona. (3)
Holotype ♂ labeled Arizona, Coll. Neumoegen [USNM].
Habitat
Oak-manzanita zone. (2)
Season
Ferguson (2008) included July to September, with August being the peak flight. (2)
Food
Ferguson (2008) reported the larval host plant as unknown. (2)
Remarks
Moths of southeastern Arizona pinned specimen has a label with the spelling "octolieata". (3)
See Also
Taeniogramma quadrilinea has the four transverse lines but lacks the dark patch on the fringe.
Print References
Ferguson, D.C., 2008. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 17.2. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation. p. 36; plate 1, figs. 17-19. (2)
Hulst, G.D., 1887. New species of Geometridae, No. 3. Entomologica Americana, 2: 190. (1)
Works Cited
1.New species of Geometridae, No. 3.
George D. Hulst. 1887. Entomologica Americana 2(10): 185-192; (cont.) Entomologica Americana 2(11): 210-212.
2.The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 17.2, Geometroidea, Geometridae, Ennominae.
Douglas C. Ferguson . 2008. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.
3.Moths of Southeast Arizona
4.North American Moth Photographers Group
5.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems