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Species Tetracis montanaria - Hodges#6954.1

Tetracis montanaria? - Tetracis montanaria - male Tetracis montanaria? - Tetracis montanaria - male
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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 Tetracis (Slant-Lines)
Species montanaria (Tetracis montanaria - Hodges#6954.1)
Hodges Number
6954.1
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tetracis montanaria Ferris, 2010 (1)
Explanation of Names
"Adjective, 'of the mountains.'" (1)
Size
Forewing length: 22–25 mm (1).
Identification
"Base color generally ochreous orange-brown. Forewing apex weakly falcate. AM and PM lines brown; PM line narrow, flattened “S-shape”, with very narrow pale outer edge, bending sharply basad at vein M3; median band slightly darker then rest of wing. Hindwing with poorly-developed median line that fades out toward upper margin. Dark discal spots on forewing and hindwing." Antennae nearly filiform in both sexes (1).
Range
Southeastern Arizona, Graham Co., Mt. Graham and Pima Co., Santa Catalina Mts. from 8000–8900’ (2440–2715m); ?Apache Co., White Mts. (1)
Habitat
Aspen-coniferous forest (1)
Season
Adults in early October (and possibly late September) (1).
Food
Unknown (1)
Life Cycle
Unknown (1)
Remarks
"Geography alone separates this species, since no other Tetracis species are known from the mountains of SE Arizona" (1).
See Also
"The two similar species, T. j. jubararia and T. pallulata do not have a PM line that breaks sharply basad at M3 and manifests a flattened “S-shape” overall" (1).
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