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Species Digrammia pertinata - Hodges#6365

Digrammia pertinata - Hodges #6365 - Digrammia pertinata
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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 Macariini
Genus Digrammia
Species pertinata (Digrammia pertinata - Hodges#6365)
Hodges Number
6365
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Digrammia pertinata (McDunnough(1), 1939)
Semiothisa pertinata McDunnough, 1939
Numbers
There are more than 49 species of the genus Digrammia in America north of Mexico.(2)
Size
Ferguson (2008) reported the forewing length of both sexes 13-15 mm.(3)
Identification
Ferguson (2008) stated "neither the male nor female genitalia differ from those of D. continuata or most other members of the juniper-feeding group."
Determined by Chuck Harp.
Range
Ferguson (2008) reported that Digrammia pertinata is likely restricted to the northern shortgrass prairie region of Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, and Colorado.(3) The holotype is from Jefferson County, Montana, in CNC (Canadian National Collection).(3)
Moth Photographers Group map includes California to western Texas, north to Washington and South Dakota.(2) The proliferation of records on MPG from Texas westward to California is inexplicable; most are probably erroneous; BOLD and the LepSoc database show no records in that region.
Habitat
Northern shortgrass prairies where junipers are present (e.g., Rocky Mountain juniper, J. scopulorum).(3)
Season
May, July and August.(3)
Food
Ferguson (2008) reported the larvae most likely feed on juniper.(3)
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.(2)
Print References
Ferguson, D.C., 2008. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 17.2. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation. 264; pl. 6, figs. 53-56.(3)
McDunnough, J., 1939. New species of Geometridae with notes II. The Canadian Entomologist. 71(12): 253. (Abstract and access)
Works Cited
1.James Halliday McDunnough (1877 -1962) A biographical obituary and bibliography
Douglas C. Ferguson . 1962. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 16(4): 209-228.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 17.2, Geometroidea, Geometridae, Ennominae.
Douglas C. Ferguson . 2008. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.
4.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems