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Species Glena plumosaria - Plumose Gray - Hodges#6452

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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 Boarmiini
Genus Glena
Species plumosaria (Plumose Gray - Hodges#6452)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Dainty Gray
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Glena plumosaria (Packard, 1874)
Cymatophora plumosaria Packard, 1874
Boarmia plumosaria
Ectropis plumosaria
Cleora plumosaria
Monroa plumosaria
Anacamptodes plumosaria
Explanation of Names
Gray is a common name that Covell (1984) applied to a number of Geomentrid genera including Glena. (1)
Forewing length: ♂ 13 - 14 mm, ♀ 16 mm. (2)
Eastern North America.
Type Locality: Demopolis, Marengo County, Alabama.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America
Charles V. Covell, Jr. 2005.
2.A revision of the Nearctic species of the genus Glena (Lepidoptera: Geometridae)
Frederick H. Rindge. 1965. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 129(3).