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Species Xerochlora inveterascaria - Hodges#7079

Xerochlora inveterascaria
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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 Geometrinae (Emeralds)
Tribe Hemitheini
Genus Xerochlora
Species inveterascaria (Xerochlora inveterascaria - Hodges#7079)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Xerochlora inveterascaria (Swett, 1907)
Chlorochlamys inveterascaria Swett, 1907
Ferguson (1985) included five species of the genus Xerochlora in America north of Mexico. (1)
Swett (1907) listed the wingspan as 20 mm.
Ferguson (1985) listed the forewing length. (1)
♂ 9.5-10.5 mm.
♀ 11-13 mm.
Known only from Southeastern Arizona; Chisos Mountains, Big Bend National Park. (1)
Holotype ♂ collected in Tuscon, Arizona
Xerochlora inveterascaria occurs at 3,950-6,000 foot elevations. (1)
Ferguson (1985) reported adults during July and August in Arizona. (1)
He reported February, March, early May to early June in Texas. (1)
Ferguson (1985) did not mention a larval host plant. (1)
Life Cycle
Ferguson (1985) stated the immature stages were unknown. (1)
Print References
Ferguson, D.C., 1985. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 18.1. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, p. 117; pl. 4.51-55. (1)
Swett, L.W., 1907. Geometrid notes, with descriptions of new species. The Canadian Entomologist, 39: 379.