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Species Carphoides inconspicuaria - Hodges#6625

Arizona Moth - Carphoides inconspicuaria - female Hydriomena sp.? - Carphoides inconspicuaria Hydriomena sp.? - Carphoides inconspicuaria Carphoides inconspicuaria - female Carphoides inconspicuaria - female Moth, dorsal - Carphoides inconspicuaria - male Arizona Moth - Carphoides inconspicuaria Arizona Moth - Carphoides inconspicuaria
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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 Melanolophiini
Genus Carphoides
Species inconspicuaria (Carphoides inconspicuaria - Hodges#6625 )
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Carphoides inconspicuaria (Barnes & McDunnough(1), 1916)
Parexcelsa inconspicuaria Barnes & McDunnough, 1916 (2)
There are three species of the genus Carphoides in America north of Mexico. (3)
Rindge (1964) reported the length of forewing. (2)
♂ 13-17 mm.
♀ 14-18 mm.
The forewing is heavily and evenly peppered with dark brown scales. The transverse lines are usually absent in the males; females often have weak am and pm lines. There are short dark subterminal dashes. The hindwing of the male is white, females a more grayish white. (2)
Rindge (1964) reported the range to include Texas to Arizona. (4)
Holotype ♂ collected from Paradise, Cochise County, Arizona, (United States National Museum). (2)
Rindge (1964) reported adults from March to August. (2)
The larval host plant is Quercus arizonica (Arizona White Oak).
See Also
Carphoides incopriarius often with longitudinal streaks on the forewing. (2)
Print References
Barnes, William & J.H. McDunnough(1), 1916. Geometrinae. Contributions to the Natural History of the Lepidoptera of North America, 3(1): 30.
Rindge, Frederick H., 1964. A revision of the genera Carphoides, Paraphoides, and Galenara (Lepidoptera, Geometridae). American Museum Novitates, 2189: 10, figs. 2, 5, 6. (2)
Works Cited
1.James Halliday McDunnough (1877 -1962) A biographical obituary and bibliography
Douglas C. Ferguson . 1962. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 16(4): 209-228.
2.A revision of the genera Carphoides, Paraphoides, and Galenara (Lepidoptera, Geometridae)
Frederick H. Rindge. 1964. American Museum Novitates, 2189: 1-53.
3.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.
4.North American Moth Photographers Group
5.Moths of Southeast Arizona
6.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems