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Species Glenoides texanaria - Texas Gray Moth - Hodges#6443

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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 Boarmiini
Genus Glenoides
Species texanaria (Texas Gray Moth - Hodges#6443)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Glenoides texanaria (Hulst, 1888)
McDunnough (1920) moved to Glenoides.
Tephrosia texanaria Hulst, 1888
There are two species of the genus listed for America north of Mexico. (1), (2)
Glenoides lenticuligera A. Blanchard, 1973
Glenoides texanaria (Hulst, 1888)
Wingspan 16-24 mm.
Rindge (1973) stated "There appears to be some variation in the size of adult G. texanaria, being apparently correlated with the time of flight. Moths captured in late fall and early spring larger and appear somewhat darker than those taken from May through September."
Hulst (1888) reported a wingspan of 24 mm.
Hulst (1888) original description in print references.
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD). (3)


This species has expanded its range northward in recent decades and is now found as far north as Massachusetts. It is common on Block Island, RI, where it is bivoltine with flights in summer and fall, but it was not recorded there in surveys from 1996 to 1999.(4)
Heppner (2003) reported the range to include Virginia to Florida(5), Missouri to Texas.(6)
Holotype collected in "Texas".
Heppner (2003) reported January to April; June to December in Florida. (6)
Feeds on lichens.
Print References
Brou Jr., Vernon A. 2007. Glenoides texanaria (Hulst) in Louisiana. Southern Lepidopterists' News 29: 148. 159. PDF
Hulst, G.D. 1888. New species of Geometridae (No. 4). Entomologica Americana. 3: 216.
McDunnough (7), J. 1920. Studies in North American Cleorini (Geometridae). Canadian Department of Agriculture Bulletin. 18.
Rindge, F.H., 1973. On Glenoides texanaria Geometridae with designation of the lectotype. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 272: 140. PDF