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Geometridae
910750.006326Macaria aemulataria Walker, 1861 – Common Angle Moth

Jack Foreman
Distribution: Type Locality (aemulataria): New York.
Type Locality (sectomaculata): Massachusetts, New York.
Type Locality (perplexata): Provo, Utah.
Type Locality (versitata): Clear Creek, Colorado.
Type Locality (aspirata): Prescott, Arizona.
Similar Species:
  • 6326 M. aemulataria and 6331 M. promiscuata are nearly identical. The latter is larger and tends to be more boldly marked with more falcate wing tips and redder pm. band on underside of wings. Best separated by genitalia and size.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Macaria aemulataria Walker, 1861
Philobia aspirata Pearsall, 1913
Philobia perplexata Pearsall, 1913
Macaria sectomaculata Morrison, 1874
Philobia versitata Pearsall, 1913
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Ferguson, D. C., 2008. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 17.2: p. 183; pl. 4.24-26. order
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Morrison, H.K., 1873-1874. New North American Lepidoptera. Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History, 16: 198.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at E. H. Strickland Museum
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- ventral – CNC - Jocelyn Gill
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– CNC - Jocelyn Gill
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