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Species Disclisioprocta stellata - Somber Carpet - Hodges#7417

Somber Carpet Moth, Disclisioprocta stellata? - Disclisioprocta stellata Somber Carpet - Disclisioprocta stellata Disclisioprocta stellata Hodges #7417 - Somber Carpet Moth - Disclisioprocta stellata Moth 081016barb - Disclisioprocta stellata Brown and gray butterfly (?) - Disclisioprocta stellata Dark Moth - Disclisioprocta stellata Moth - Disclisioprocta stellata
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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 Larentiinae
Tribe Xanthorhoini
Genus Disclisioprocta
Species stellata (Somber Carpet - Hodges#7417)
Hodges Number
7417
Other Common Names
Larvae known as Bougainvillea Loopers in Hawaii.
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Disclisioprocta stellata (Guenée, 1858)
Scotosia stellata, Scotosia albosignata, Larentia balteolata, Camptogramma foedata, Gnophos fuscovariata, Scotosia impauperata
Numbers
The only species in the genus in North America (1)
Size
Wingspan 25-33 mm. 14 to 16 mm long.
Identification
Wings deep brown with black, wavy lines. Postmedian line heaviest. White filling in am. and pm. lines. White spotting in st. area. (2)
Range
A tropical species in Africa, and in the Americas it ranges from Bolivia and Brazil through Central America, Mexico, and the United States to eastern Canada (Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick).
Introduced to Hawaii in 1993.
Season
All year in south, July-November in north; a fall immigrant in northern part of range (3).
Food
Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana) and Amaranthus in the north. Devil’s Claw (Proboscidae) and Bougainvillea in the south.
Print References
Beadle and Leckie, pp. 190-191 (3)
Covell, p. 386, plate 47 #25, a very dark reproduction (2)
Histoire Naturelle des Insects Species General des Lepidopteres, Uranides et Phalenites, 1857 Tome 10, Vol. 9 by Guenee, pg. 443.
Wiener Entomologische Monatschrift, 1860, Vol. 4 by Wallengren, pg. 176.
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum, 1862, Pt. 25-26 by Walker, pg. 1363.
Neue Schmetterlinge aus Europa und den angrenzenden, 1864 by Herrich-Schaffer: Not Available.
Fifth Annual Report of the Trustees of the Peabody Academy of Sciences, 1873 by Packard, pg. 61.
Novitates Zoologicae, 1900, Vol. 7 by Warren, pg. 172.
Internet References
live adult image (Larry Line)
pinned adult image (INRA, France)
Works Cited
1.Nearctica: Nomina Insecta Nearctica
2.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.
3.Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America
David Beadle and Seabrooke Leckie. 2012. Houghton Mifflin.