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Species Ixala proutearia - Hodges#6696

unidentified moth - Ixala proutearia - 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 Caberini
Genus Ixala
Species proutearia (Ixala proutearia - Hodges#6696)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ixala proutearia Cassino, 1928
Explanation of Names
Samuel Cassino named the species in honor of Mr. Louis Prout.
Cassino (1928) listed the wingspan 25-28 mm.
Western Texas to Arizona.
Holotype from Alpine, Texas (September).
The main flight period appears to be May to October.
See Also
Ixala desperaria which is larger and differs some in forewing maculation.
Print References
Cassino, S.E., 1928. New Geometridae. The Lepidopterist, 5(1): 7.