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Species Sabulodes aegrotata - Hodges#6995

Sabulodes aegrotata Omnivorous Looper Moth - Sabulodes aegrotata Moth from Santa Cruz - Sabulodes aegrotata Omnivorous Looper caterpillar - Sabulodes aegrotata Day 8, lateral view - Sabulodes aegrotata Day 41, another specimen - Sabulodes aegrotata Caterpillar in December - Sabulodes aegrotata Ventral view, larva - Sabulodes aegrotata
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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 Ourapterygini
Genus Sabulodes
Species aegrotata (Sabulodes aegrotata - Hodges#6995)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Omnivorous Looper
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sabulodes aegrotata (Guenée, [1858])
Tetracis aegrotata Guenee, 1857
Forewing length 17 to 26 mm. (1)
Forewing variable in color, ranging from cream or pale yellow to ochraceous, brown or blackish brown (melanic form); maculation absent in some specimens; it is the only Sabulodes known to have a melanic form. (1)
Coastal western North America, from northwestern Baja California to northwestern Oregon (1)
year round
"The larvae feed on a large variety of herbacious and woody broad-leaved angiosperms. Plants in 27 familes have been reported as hosts, and the species' feeding occasionally causes damage to to orchard trees such as avocado, citrus, and walnuts."(2)
Life Cycle
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Print References
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. pl. 31, fig. 3; p. 219.(2)
Works Cited
1.A revision of the genus Sabulodes (Lepidoptera, Geometridae).
Frederick H. Rindge. 1978. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 160(4): 193-292, f.1-154, tab.1.
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems