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91a0486 – 7239   Hydriomena pluviata (Guenée, [1858])
             Sharp Green Hydriomena

© Mark Dreiling - DNA
Genitalia: See McDunnough (1951) and McDunnough (1954).
Similar Species:
  • Hydriomena transfigurata male has valva lacking the sclerotized hair extending from costobasal tubercle II found in pluviata. The anterior margins of the juxtal plate are rounded in transfigurata and sinuous in pluviata.
  • Hydriomena divisaria
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Ypsipetes pluviata Guenée, [1858]
Hydriomena meridianata McDunnough, 1954
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • McDunnough, J.H., 1951. On the identity of two eastern North American Hydriomena species (Lepidoptera: Geometridae). American Museum Novitates, 1535: 1-14.
  • McDunnough, J.H., 1954. The species of the genus Hydriomena ocurring in America North of Mexico (Geometridae: Larentiinae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 104(3): 283.
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
Hydriomena pluviata
© Larry Line
Hydriomena pluviata
© Larry Line
Hydriomena pluviata
© Jeff Hollenbeck
Hydriomena pluviata
LG – © Jim Troubridge
Hydriomena pluviata
25mm – © Jim Vargo

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