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Species Scopula frigidaria - Frigid wave moth - Hodges#7166

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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 Scopulini
Genus Scopula
Species frigidaria (Frigid wave moth - Hodges#7166)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Scopula frigidaria (Möschler, 1860)
Acidalia frigidaria Möschler, 1860
Acidalia schoeyeni Sparre-Schneider, 1883
A. arcticaria Walker, 1863
A. defixaria Walker, 1861
A. impauperata Walker, 1861
A. okakaria Packard, 1867
There are 25 species of the genus Scopula in America north of Mexico. (1),(2)
Wingspan 21–23 mm.
Scopula frigidaria occurs in Alaska, across all of Canada and Wisconsin to Newfoundland. (2)(3)(4)
The main flight is June to August. (2)
The host plant for the larvae is Vaccinium myrtillus L. (whortleberry).
Print References
Ehrlich, P.R., 1958. Lepidoptera collected in the Tundra-taiga Ecotone at Kotzebue, Alaska. Entomological News, 69: 18.
Morris, R.F., 1980. Butterflies and Moths of Newfoundland and Labrador : The Macrolepidoptera. Agriculture Canada, 205; plate 26, fig. 19. (4)
Möschler, 1860. Wiener Entomologische Monatschrift, 44.
Riotte, J.C.E., 1992. Annotated list of Ontario Lepidoptera. Royal Ontario Museum. 71.(3)
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.Annotated list of Ontario Lepidoptera
J. C. E. Riotte. 1992. Royal Ontario Museum 1-208.
4.Butterflies and moths of Newfoundland and Labrador the macrolepidoptera
Ray F. Morris. 1980. Agriculture Canada 1691: 374-379.
5.Butterflies of North America
6.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems