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Geometridae
910227.007384Xanthorhoe decoloraria (Esper, [1806])

- © Jim Johnson
Distribution: Type Locality (X. d. decoloraria (Esper, [1806])): Europe.
Type Locality (X. d. convallaria (Guenée, [1858])): California.
Type Locality (X. d. nemorella Hulst, 1896): "California; Alaska; Aleutian Islands."
Similar Species:
  • 7385 Xanthorhoe alticolata is best separated by dissection.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
References
  • Barcode of Life Data System (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • E.J.C. Esper, [1806]. Die Schmetterlinge in Abbildungen nach der Natur, 5(Plates): pl. 50, fig. 55
  • Guenée, M.A., 1857. Uranides et Phalenites. Histoire Naturelle des Insectes. Species Général des Lépidoptères, 10: 410.
  • Hulst, G.D., 1896. Classification of the Geometrina of North America, with descriptions of new genera and species. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 23: 293.
  • Parsons, M.S., M.J. Scoble, M.R. Honey, L.M. Pitkin, B.R. Pitkin, 1999. In: M.J. Scoble (Ed) Geometrid moths of the world: a catalogue (Lepidoptera, Geometridae). The Natural History Museum and CSIRO Publishing, 1-1016.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 32.39m; p. 227. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species page at E. H. Strickland Museum.
Xanthorhoe decoloraria
© Jim Johnson
Xanthorhoe decoloraria
© Jim Johnson
Xanthorhoe decoloraria
27mm – © Jim Vargo

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