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Species Pterospoda opuscularia - Hodges#6707

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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 Caberini
Genus Pterospoda
Species opuscularia (Pterospoda opuscularia - Hodges#6707)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pterospoda opuscularia (Hulst, 1887)
Aspilates opuscularia Hulst, 1887 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence #911128.00
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin meaning "small or petty work (diminutive of opus)."
Wingspan about 30-34 mm. (2), (1)
Adult - color highly variable, from tan to dark red.
Records from California, Arizona and New Mexico. (2), (3), (1), (4)
Larvae feed on plants in the Buckthorn family (Rhamnaceae). (5)
Print References
Holland, W.J., 1915. The Moth Book: A Popular Guide to a knowledge of the Moths of North America. Doubleday, Page & Company. 343-344, Pl.44, f.18f. (4)
Hulst, G.D., 1887. New Species of Geometridae, No.3. Entomologica Americana 2(11): 210. (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.Moths of Southeast Arizona
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.The Moth Book
W. J. Holland. 1922. Doubleday, Page & Company.
5.A revision of the red-brown Caberine Geometrids of the southeastern United States (Geometridae: Caberini).
Douglas C. Ferguson. 2009. Association for Tropical Lepidoptera .