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Species Iridopsis sanctissima - Hodges#6576

6576  - Iridopsis sanctissima
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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 Boarmiini
Genus Iridopsis
Species sanctissima (Iridopsis sanctissima - Hodges#6576)
Hodges Number
6576
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Iridopsis sanctissima (Barnes & McDunnough(1), 1917)
Cleora sanctissima Barnes & McDunnough, 1917
Anacamptodes sanctissima McDunnough, 1920
Size
Rindge (1966) listed the forewing length. (2)
♂ 15-18 mm.
♀ 15-20 mm.
Identification
Rindge (1966) description of the adult including genitalia is available in PDF. (2)
Specimen determined by DNA analysis (BOLD). (3)
Range
Rindge (1966) reported the range to include southern California and northern Baja California. (2)
Moth Photographers Groups map displays records from California to Nevada and Arizona. (4)
Season
Rindge (1966) reported adults have been collected every month of the year. (2)
Food
Rindge (1966) reported the host and immature stages were unknown. (2)
See Also
Iridopsis clivinaria is larger with less clearly defined maculation. (2)
Print References
Rindge, F.H., 1966. A revision of the moth genus Anacamptodes (Lepidoptera, Geometridae). Bulletin of the America Museum of Natural History 132(3), p. 197; pl. 22, fig. 8; text figs. 3, 16, 38. (2)
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.A revision of the moth genus Anacamptodes (Lepidoptera, Geometridae) (1966)
Frederick H. Rindge. 1966. Bulletin of the America Museum of Natural History 132(3).
3.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems
4.North American Moth Photographers Group
5.Butterflies of North America