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Species Parexcelsa ultraria - Hodges#6777

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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 Nacophorini
Genus Parexcelsa
Species ultraria (Parexcelsa ultraria - Hodges#6777)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Parexcelsa ultraria Pearsall, 1912 (1)
Parexcelsa ultraria is the only member of the genus in America north of Mexico. (2), (3)
Pearsall (1912) listed the wingspan as 28-30 mm. (1)
Pearsall (1912) original description is available in print references. (1)
Sperry (1948) included the first description of the female.

Southern California. (4), (5)
Holotype ♂ collected Oct 9, 1910, San Diego, California. (1)
The flight period is August to November. (5)
McFarland (1965) reported the species common at lights late September to November. (6)
The larval host is unknown.
See Also
Paleacrita longiciliata
Print References
Pearsall, R.F., 1912. Geometridae as yet undescribed. The Canadian Entomologist 44: 100; figs. 5, 6. (1)
Sperry, J.L., 1948. Southwestern geometrid notes and new species II. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society, 43: 88-93.