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Species Disclisioprocta stellata - Somber Carpet - Hodges#7417

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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 Disclisioprocta
Species stellata (Somber Carpet - Hodges#7417)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Larvae known as Bougainvillea Loopers in Hawaii.
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Disclisioprocta stellata (Guenée, 1858)
The only species in the genus in North America (1)
Wingspan 25-33 mm
Wings deep brown with black, wavy lines. Postmedian line heaviest. White filling in am. and pm. lines. White spotting in st. area. (2)
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.
All year in south, July-November in north; a fall immigrant in northern part of range (3).
Life Cycle
Larvae feed on Amaranth (Amaranthus), Devil's Claw (Proboscidea), Bougainvillea, Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana).
Print References
Beadle and Leckie, pp. 190-191 (3)
Covell, p. 386, plate 47 #25, a very dark reproduction (2)
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.