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Species Idaea obfusaria - Rippled Wave - Hodges#7123

Geometrid - Idaea obfusaria 7123     Rippled Wave      (Idaea obfusaria) - Idaea obfusaria Idaea obfusaria - Hodges #7123 - Idaea obfusaria Hodges #7123 - Rippled Wave Moth - Idaea obfusaria Idaea obfusari - Idaea obfusaria Macaria - Idaea obfusaria Pippled Wave Hodges # 7123 - Idaea obfusaria Moth to porch light  - Idaea obfusaria
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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 Sterrhinae
Tribe Sterrhini
Genus Idaea
Species obfusaria (Rippled Wave - Hodges#7123)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Idaea obfusaria (Walker, 1861)
Sterrha punctofimbriata (Packard, 1873)
Lobocleta obfusaria
Wingspan about 20 mm.
Forewing crossed by 3 yellowish-brown wavy bands on a white background; the outermost band is thinner, darker, more jagged, and contains regularly-spaced small black dots. Each forewing and hindwing has a central large black spot.
Heppner (3003) included Arizona to Florida and north to Missouri and New Jersey. (1), (2), (3)
Moth Photographers Group - large range map with collection dates.
Adults fly May through early September.
Print References
Heitzman, R.L., 1973. Life history studies of Idaea obfusaria (Walker) (Geometridae). Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera, 12(3): 145-150. (4)
Internet References
pinned adult image (James Adams, Dalton State College, Georgia)
adult images (Larry Line)
pinned adult (U. of Arizona) (7)
common name references (1, 2, 3)