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Species Sphacelodes vulneraria - Hodges#6800

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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 Sphacelodini
Genus Sphacelodes
Species vulneraria (Sphacelodes vulneraria - Hodges#6800)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sphacelodes vulneraria (Hübner, 1823)
Dusky brown upperwings with a small obtuse yellow or orange triangle along the leading edge. Antenna are the same color as those triangles, contrasting strongly with the dark head and body. A single tiny white fleck near the leading edge of the hindwing. Two or three concentric bands of darker brown on each wing.
Male                         Female
Recorded in the US from the Florida Keys, Texas, Louisiana, Maryland, and New York. Ranges south through the Caribbean and Mexico into South America.
In Costa Rica, the caterpillar has been collected and reared on Zizyphus guatemalensis (Rhamnaceae).