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Species Nematocampa brehmeata - Hodges#7011

Nematocampa brehmeata - female Nematocampa brehmeata - male
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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 Cassymini
Genus Nematocampa (Filament Bearers)
Species brehmeata (Nematocampa brehmeata - Hodges#7011)
Hodges Number
7011
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Nematocampa brehmeata (Grossbeck, 1907)
Ania brehmeata Grossbeck, 1907 (1)
Explanation of Names
Grossbeck (1907) stated "I take pleasure in naming this beautiful Geometer after my friend Mr. H. H. Brehme, of Newark, N.J., who has generously given me the specimen." (1)
Numbers
There are three species of the genus Nematocampa in America north of Mexico. (2)
Size
Ferguson (2008) reported the forewing length. (2)
♂ 7-8 mm.
♀ 7-9 mm.
Grossbeck (1907) listed the wingspan as 30 mm. (1)
Identification
Nematocampa brehmeata resembles N. resistaria but is larger and both sexes are yellow. (2)
Ferguson (1993) revised description of the adult including genitalia is available in PDF or view online. (3)
Range
Ferguson (2008) stated Nematocampa brehmeata is limited to northern California(4). (2)
Moth Photographers Group includes Washington. (5)
Holotype ♀ collected "Cazadero, Sonoma County, California, July 18th" in AMNH. (3)
Season
Ferguson (2008) reported the flight period is June to August. He based this on a sample of 35 specimens. (2)
Moth Photographers Group displays May to September records. (5)
Food
Ferguson (2008) reported the larvae probably feed on willow. (2)
Life Cycle
Ferguson (2008) stated the early stages were unknown. (2)
Print References
Ferguson, D.C., 1993. A revision of the species of Nematocampa (Geometridae; Ennominae) occurring in the United States and Canada. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 47(1): p. 71; figs. 14-18, 26, 32, 33, 35. (3)
Ferguson, D.C., 2008. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 17.2. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation. p. 32; pl. 1, figs. 8-11. (2)
Grossbeck, J.A., 1907. Notes on certain described species of Geometridae, with descriptions of a few new species. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 33: 343. (1)
Works Cited
1.Notes on certain described species of Geometridae, with descriptions of a few new species
John A. Grossbeck. 1907. Transactions of The American Entomological Society Philadelphia, 33: 335-343.
2.The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 17.2, Geometroidea, Geometridae, Ennominae.
Douglas C. Ferguson . 2008. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.
3.A revision of the species of Nematocampa (Geometridae: Ennominae) occurring in the United States and Canada
Douglas C. Ferguson . 1993. Journal of the Lepidopterist Society, 47: 60-77.
4.Oklahoma moth species list by county (PDF)
5.North American Moth Photographers Group
6.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems