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Species Mericisca perpictaria - Hodges#6606

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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 Boarmiini
Genus Mericisca
Species perpictaria (Mericisca perpictaria - Hodges#6606)
Hodges Number
6606
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Mericisca perpictaria (Barnes & McDunnough, 1916)
Cleora perpictaria Barnes & McDunnough, 1916
Size
Rindge (1972) reported the forewing length. (1)
♂ 13-17 mm.
♀ 17-19 mm.
Range
Arizona. (2)
Rindge (1972) designated the lectotype ♂, collected in Paradise, Cochise County, Arizona. (1)
Season
Rindge (1972) listed the flight time as June to September, but did acknowledge one early April record. (1)
Food
Rindge (1972) did not mention a host plant. (1)
Print References
Barnes & McDunnough, 1916. Geometrinae. Contributions to the Natural History of the Lepidoptera of North America, 3(1). p. 29.
Rindge, F.H., 1972. A revision of the moth genus Mericisca (Lepidoptera, Geometridae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 149(4). p. 359; figs. 5, 11, 18, 21. (1)
Works Cited
1.A revision of the moth genus Mericisca (Lepidoptera, Geometridae)
Frederick H. Rindge. 1972. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 149(4): 341-406.
2.Moths of Southeast Arizona
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems