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Geometridae
910272.007428Venusia comptaria (Walker, 1860) – Brown-shaded Carpet Moth

Nolie Schneider
Distribution: Eastern US and Canada with DNA barcoded records from Alberta.
Suggested by Heppner as a species straying into, but not breeding in, Florida.
Type Locality: NS, Canada.
Description/
Field Marks:
Males have antennae filiform and strongly ciliate beneath.
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Tephrosia comptaria Walker, 1860
Venusia comptaria form. nov. palumbes Franclemont, 1938:108; TL: Ithaca, NY,
Larentia perlineata Packard, 1874:20; TL: Albany, NY.
Euchoeca salienta Pearsall, 1905 (syn. in Taylor (1905), Can. Ent., 37:240.), TL: Eastern NA.
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.
  • Franclemont, J.G., 1938. Descriptions of new melanic forms (Lepidoptera: Geometridae, Noctuidae and Arctiidae). Entomological news, and proceedings of the Entomological Section of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia., 49: 108-114.
  • Packard, A.S., 1874. Catalogue of the Phalaenidae of California. No. 2. Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History, 16: 13-40.
  • Pearsall, R.F., 1905. The genus Venusia and its included species. The Canadian Entomologist, 37: 126https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/27877586
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Walker, F., 1860. Part 21 - Gemeotrites. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum, 21: 406.
Venusia comptaria
Anthony W. Thomas - f.
Venusia comptaria
Naomi Smith
Venusia comptaria
Carol Wolf
Venusia comptaria
LG – Jim Troubridge
Venusia comptaria
LG – Jim Troubridge
Venusia comptaria
18mm – Jim Vargo

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