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Genus Orthonama

The Gem - Hodges #7414 - Orthonama obstipata - female The Gem - Orthonama obstipata Moth with closed wings - Orthonama obstipata Unknown Moth - Orthonama obstipata Moth 05-13 3999 - Orthonama obstipata - male The Gem - Orthonama obstipata - male Brown moth with white dot on each wing - Orthonama obstipata The Gem - Orthonama obstipata
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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 Larentiinae
Tribe Xanthorhoini
Genus Orthonama
2 species in North America
2 species in Canada
Typical of the subfamily Larentiinae, Orthonama species have banded forewings, drab hindwings, and slender bodies in comparison to wing size, making the moth appear fragile. (CBIF)
North America east of the Rockies
(O. obstipata is holarctic)
the former O. centrostrigaria (Bent-line Carpet) was placed in the genus Costaconvexa by Malcolm Scoble et al in 1999 (Geometrid Moths of the World)
Internet References
pinned adult images of both North American species (CBIF)
O. obstipata adult images of the sexually dimorphic male & female (Larry Line)