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Species Hypomecis buchholzaria - Hodges#6438

Classification
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 Hypomecis
Species buchholzaria (Hypomecis buchholzaria - Hodges#6438)
Hodges Number
6438
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hypomecis buchholzaria (Lemmer, 1937)
Pseudoboarmia buchholzaria Lemmer, 1937
Explanation of Names
Named in honor of New Jersey Lepidopterist and collector Otto Buchholz (1874-1958).
Numbers
There are five species of the genus Hypomecis in America north of Mexico. . (1), (2)
Size
Wingspan 32-36 mm.
Range
Heppner (2003) listed the range to include Georgia and Florida to Texas. (3)
There are scatter records northward to Massachusetts. (4), (5)
Season
Heppner (2003) reported January to March, May, July for Florida. (3)
Food
Heppner (2003) listed the following host plants. (3)
Comptonia peregrina var. asplenifolia (sweetfern) Myricaceae.
Myrica sp. (bayberry) Myricaceae.
Remarks
Uncommon throughout the range. Listed as endangered by the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife. PDF
Print References
Lemmer, F., 1937. New Lepidoptera from the New Jersey Pine Barrens. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society 32: 24.