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Species Hesperumia fumosaria - Hodges#6432

Yellow Moth - Hesperumia fumosaria Yellow Moth - Hesperumia fumosaria Hesperumia fumosaria - male Hesperumia fumosaria - male Hesperumia fumosaria Geometrid Moth - Hesperumia fumosaria - male Geometrid Moth - Hesperumia fumosaria - female Geometrid Moth - Hesperumia fumosaria - female
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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 Hesperumia
Species fumosaria (Hesperumia fumosaria - Hodges#6432)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hesperumia fumosaria Comstock, 1937
Hesperumia sulphuraria form fumosaria Comstock, 1937
Hesperumia fumosanra impensa Rindge, 1974
Forewing length 15-21 mm. (1)
Has been reared on various genera of Rosaceae, Rhamnaceae, and Ericaceae. (1)
The population from southern California is small in size and has a relatively high percentage of the moths with a brown median area of the forewing in both sexes. The moths from central and northern California are larger and have about one-third as many specimens with the brown median area. (1)
See Also
This species may be separated from H. sulphuraria by the smaller, unicolorous discal dot, when present, on the upper surface of the forewings.

Print References
Comstock, J.A. 1937. Miscellaneous notes on western Lepidoptera. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 37(3): 123
Rindge, F.H. 1974. A revision of the moth genus Hesperumia (Lepidoptera, Geometridae). American Museum novitates 2561: PDF (1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.A revision of the moth genus Hesperumia (Lepidoptera, Geometridae)
Frederick H. Rindge. 1974. American Museum Novitates 2561: 1-24.