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Genus Philtraea

6851 - Philtraea monillata - female Gorgeous little moth - Philtraea utahensis Philtraea paucimacula - Hodges #6850 - Philtraea paucimacula - female Philtraea monillata  - Philtraea monillata - female Philtraea elegantaria Please help us to identify this moth. - Philtraea paucimacula Philtraea paucimacula Philtraea elegantaria
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Geometroidea (Geometrid and Swallowtail Moths)
Family Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Subfamily Ennominae
Tribe Ourapterygini
Genus Philtraea
Numbers
7 species in North America
Philtraea elegantaria
Philtraea utahensis
Philtraea surcaliforniae
Philtraea latifoliae
Philtraea albimaxima
Philtraea paucimacula
Philtraea monillata
Identification
difficult group with range helpful in determination
See Also
Grotella tricolor
Print References
Buckett, J.S., 1970 (1971). Revision of the Nearctic genus Philtraea Hulst, with notes on biology and the descriptions of new species (Geometridae). Journal of Research on Lepidoptera 9(1): 29-64. (1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - photos of pinned adults and related species for comparison.
friendscentral.org - pinned adult photos of most Philtraea species.
Works Cited
1.Revision of the Nearctic genus Philtraea Hulst, with notes on biology and the descriptions of new species (Geometridae).
John S. Buckett. 1970. Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera, 9(1): 29-64.