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Species Idaea microphysa - Hodges#7104

7104  - Idaea microphysa
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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 Sterrhinae
Tribe Sterrhini
Genus Idaea
Species microphysa (Idaea microphysa - Hodges#7104)
Hodges Number
7104
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Idaea microphysa (Hulst, 1896)
Eois microphysa Hulst, 1896 (1)
Size
Wingspan 12-14 mm.
Identification
Specimen determined by DNA analysis (BOLD). (2)
Range
Heppner (2003) reported the range to be Georgia and Florida to Texas. (3)
Moth Photographers Group has records from Florida to California.
Season
The flight period appears to be April to September.
Food
Heppner (2003) reported the host was unknown. (3)
Print References
Hulst, G.D., 1896. Classification of the Geometrina of North America, with descriptions of new genera and species. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 23: 305. (1)
Hulst, G.D., 1900. New species of Lepidoptera. Geometeridae. Journal of the New York Entomological Society. 8: 217.
Works Cited
1.Classification of the Geometrina of North America, with descriptions of new genera and species
George D. Hulst. 1896. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 23: 245-386.
2.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems
3.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.
4.North American Moth Photographers Group