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Phyllodonta intermediata

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Geometridae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Phyllodonta
Phyllodonta intermediata

Phyllodonta intermediata is a moth in the Geometridae family. It is found in the Talamancas, Central Volcanic and the Tilaran ranges in Costa Rica, possibly extending into the other Costa Rican mountain ranges and northern Panama. It has been recorded from altitudes between 1,275 and 2,280 meters.

The length of the forewings is 21–25 mm for males and 22.5–26 mm for females. The forewings are warm brown with prominent undulating antemedial and postmedial lines. Both lines are black edged with lighter greyish scales proximally. There is black scaling distal to the reniform at the costa, forming a diffuse line parallel to the antemedial line. The reniform spot is small, black and forms a center of a grey circle. The hindwings have a prominent postmedial line, as well as a margin with a submedial notch. Adults are probably on wing year round.

Etymology

The species is named for the intermediate altitudes between 1,200 and 1,580 meters where most of the specimens were taken.

References

Phyllodonta intermediata Wikipedia


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