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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)

Heppner (2003) reported the range to include Virginia to Florida(4), Missouri to Texas.(5)
Holotype collected in "Texas".
Heppner (2003) reported January to April; June to December in Florida. (5)
Heppner (2003) reported the host of the larvae is unknown. (5)
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 (6), 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
Works Cited
1.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems
4.Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Florida
5.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.
6.James Halliday McDunnough (1877 -1962) A biographical obituary and bibliography
Douglas C. Ferguson . 1962. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 16(4): 209-228.
7.Butterflies of North America