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Species Semaeopus marginata - Hodges#7145

Semaeopus marginata (Schaus) - Semaeopus marginata - female moth - Semaeopus marginata moth - Semaeopus marginata moth - Semaeopus marginata Semaeopus marginata - female Semaeopus marginata Semaeopus marginata Semaeopus marginata - male
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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 Sterrhinae
Tribe Cosymbiini
Genus Semaeopus
Species marginata (Semaeopus marginata - Hodges#7145)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Semaeopus marginata (Schaus, 1901)
Charommataea marginata Schaus, 1901
There are five species of the genus Semaeopus in America north of Mexico. (1), (2)
Schaus (1901) listed the wingspan as 25-29 mm.
Moth Photographers Group displays two wingspans of 21 mm. (2)
Similar to Semaeopus ella, but generally plainer yellow, more mottled, and with a collapsed forewing discal spot. Females have a distinct dark wing margin.
Southern Texas; Mexico. (3),(2)
Print References
Schaus, W.M. 1901. New species of Geometridae from Tropical America: Part 1. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 27: 191.
Schaus, 1902. Archiv für Naturgeschichte, 68: 905.
Internet References
Types - USNM
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.Illustrated Checklist of the Lepidoptera of the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas, Vol. 3C: Micro-Moths and Geometroids
Ed Knudson & Charles Bordelon. 2008. Texas Lepidoptera Survey, Houston. 30 pp., 18 plates.