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Species Melemaea magdalena - Hodges#6855

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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 Melemaea
Species magdalena (Melemaea magdalena - Hodges#6855)
Hodges Number
6855
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Melemaea magdalena Hulst, 1896
Size
Powell & Opler (2009) reported the forewing length as 14-16 mm. (1)
Range
Powell & Opler (2009) reported the range to include the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. (1)
There are records from Utah and Arizona to New Mexico and Wyoming. (2), (3)
Habitat
Melemaea magdalena is usually found in the spruce-fir zone. (1)
Season
The adults are most common during the months of April to October. (3)
Powell & Opler (2009) reported the adults attracted to lights during late August to early September. (1)
Food
Powell & Opler (2009) stated there is no information on the host plant or immature stages. (1)
Print References
Barnes, W. & J.H. McDunnough, 1912. Illustrations of rare and typical Lepidoptera. Contributions to the Natural History of the Lepidoptera of North America, 1(4): pl. 16, fig. 3.
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, pl. 30.1; p. 216. (1)