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Species Greya subalba - Hodges#0191

Greya subalba - male Greya subalba - male
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Adeloidea (Fairy Moths and kin)
Family Prodoxidae (Yucca Moths)
Subfamily Prodoxinae
Genus Greya
Species subalba (Greya subalba - Hodges#0191)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Greya subalba Braun, 1921(1)
Braun (1921) listed the wingspan.(1)
♀ 11-14 mm.
♂ 14-16.5 mm.
Braun (1921) original description is online in print references.(1)
Southern British Columbia, Alberta, to Washington, northern Idaho, western Montana.
Larval host plants are in family Umbelliferae: Lomatium ambiguum, L. dissectum, L. grayi, L. triternatum, L. macrocarpum (Brown et al. 1994). Adults do not feed (Davis et al. 1992)(2) This is the only species of Greya that has ever been observed to simultaneously use different hosts at the same site (Thompson 1987).(3)
Print References
Braun, A. F., 1921. Two weeks collecting in Glacier National Park. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 73(1): 21.(1)
Works Cited
1.Two weeks collecting in Glacier National Park
Annette F. Braun. 1921. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 73(1): 1-23.
2.Biology and systematics of Greya Busck and Tetragma, new genus (Lepidoptera: Prodoxidae).
Donald R. Davis, Olle Pellmyr & John N. Thompson. 1992. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 524: 1-74, f.251-375.
3.University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum
4.North American Moth Photographers Group
5.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems