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Species Besma sesquilinearia - Hodges#6887

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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 Ourapterygini
Genus Besma
Species sesquilinearia (Besma sesquilinearia - Hodges#6887)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Besma sesquilinearia (Grote(1), 1883)
Endropia sesquilinearia Grote, 1883
Euchlaena sesquilinearia Hulst, 1903
Destutia sesquilinearia McDunnough, 1938
Capps (1943) reported the wingspan. (2)
♂ 42-45 mm.
♀ 37-45 mm.
Grote (1883) reported a wingspan of 42 mm.
Capps (1943) reported the early season (May) specimens are more densely sprinkled with fuscous and have a larger wingspan (43-45 mm.) than those taken from June to September (32-38 mm.)
Arizona, Mew Mexico. (3)
The flight period appears to be March to August. (3)
Capps (1943) collected specimens in March, May and June to August in Cochise County, Arizona. (2)
Capps (1943) reported the host plant unknown. (2)
Print References
Capps, H.W., 1943. Some American geometrid moths of the subfamily Ennominae heretofore associated with or closely related to Ellopia Treitschke. Proceedings of The United States National Museum. 93: 136. (2)
Grote, A.R., 1883. New species and notes on structure of moths and genera. The Canadian Entomologist. 15: 125.