Alsophila (moth)

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Alsophila is a genus of the moth family Geometridae, subfamily Alsophilinae. The genus was erected by Jacob Hübner in 1825.[1] The genus is notable because of distinct sexual dimorphism leading to strongly reduced wings in females, so much so that they cannot fly. The moths fly in late autumn or early spring.

Species

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A. pometaria pupa

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Viidalepp, Jaan. Checklist of the Geometridae (Lepidoptera) of the former U.S.S.R. Stenstrup, Denmark: Apollo Books, 1998. 11.
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Alsophila (moth): Brief Summary

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Alsophila is a genus of the moth family Geometridae, subfamily Alsophilinae. The genus was erected by Jacob Hübner in 1825. The genus is notable because of distinct sexual dimorphism leading to strongly reduced wings in females, so much so that they cannot fly. The moths fly in late autumn or early spring.

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